Jimmy Fallon to host this year's prime-time Emmy Awards

Late Night host Jimmy Fallon will host the "62nd Primetime Emmy Awards" on August 29.

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Jimmy Fallon will be presiding over this year's prime-time Emmy Awards telecast.

He will be at the helm of "The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards" when the show airs live coast-to-coast on NBC on Aug. 29. The network made the announcement Tuesday.

Fallon is a veteran of "Saturday Night Live" and host of "Late Night" since March 2009.

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He joked in a statement that hosting the Emmys "has been a dream of mine ever since they told me I was doing it."

Nominations for the awards, presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, will be announced July 8.

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