Actor Harris to host Emmy Awards again

EXCITED: Neil Patrick Harris will host the awards on Sept 22.


    May 31, 2013

    Actor Harris to host Emmy Awards again

    TELEVISION, film and stage actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards - the highest honours in United States television - in September, organisers said on Wednesday.

    It will be the second time the Emmy Award-winning performer, who stars in the television series How I Met Your Mother, will host the live broadcast from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sept 22.

    "Four years ago, Neil was an amazing Emmy host and we are excited to have him back," Mr Bruce Rosenblum, the Television Academy chairman and chief executive, said in a statement.

    "Neil is an extremely gifted and inventive performer, and we look forward to seeing what he has in store this year."

    Harris, a popular entertainment-awards show host, said he "couldn't be more honoured and excited" to host the Emmy Awards.

    He is also hosting the Tony Awards, which honour the best of Broadway, from Radio City Music Hall in New York next month.

    The actor is a three-time Emmy Award winner for his guest roles on Glee and as host of the 2009 and 2011 Tony Awards.