Anthony Anderson is set to host the 75th Emmy Awards on January 15, 2024. The prestigious awards, initially slated for September 18, 2023, faced delays due to strikes in the Hollywood industry. The three-hour ceremony will be broadcast live on Fox, marking a significant celebration on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Reflecting on the challenges the industry has overcome, Anderson stated, “With our industry’s recent challenges behind us, we can get back to what we love — dressing up and honoring ourselves. And there’s no better celebratory moment to bring the creative community together than the milestone 75th Emmy Awards.”
Expressing his excitement about hosting the historic telecast, Anderson humorously mentioned, “When Fox asked me to host this historic telecast, I was over the moon that Taylor Swift was unavailable, and now I can’t wait to be part of the biggest night in television.”
Anderson, a familiar face at the Emmys for the past decade, has earned 11 nominations for his work on Black-ish, where he served as both a star and executive producer during the show’s eight-season run. His recent hosting experience on Fox’s game show, We Are Family, reaffirmed his natural fit for the Emmy Awards.
Allison Wallach, President of Unscripted Programming at Fox Entertainment, highlighted Anderson’s qualities, stating, “Anthony’s known for his humor, heart and spontaneity, so he’s sure to give audiences in the theater and at home a night they’ll never forget.”
The live telecast from the Peacock Theater in downtown Los Angeles will be available on Fox from 8-11 PM EST and can be streamed on Hulu the following day. The event is set to be a rich celebration of outstanding television from the past year and a tribute to 75 years of Emmy excellence. The ceremony is executive produced by Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay of Jesse Collins Entertainment.
In addition to his hosting duties, Anderson recently completed a six-week European journey for the reality series “Trippin’ with Anthony Anderson and Mama Doris” and has contributed significantly to the entertainment industry, including hosting the game show reboot “To Tell the Truth” and executive producing the black-ish spinoff, “grown-ish.” His versatility and connection to the industry make him a fitting host for this prestigious event.