“Glee” funny lady Jane Lynch admits she won’t have much time to worry about repeating as Comedy Supporting Actress champ at this year’s Emmys as she is hosting the kudos airing live on Fox on Sept. 28. -INSERTS:25- As she revealed on a conference call Tuesday, “I think my nerves will hopefully be focused on the show. It’s almost a relief not to have to think about having been nominated. I feel very very honored to have been nominated, especially honored in this group I’m nominated in.”
With less than three weeks to the big night, Lynch said the rundown is still coming together. However, she thought it unlikely that her TV alter-ego, Sue Sylvester, will play much of a part. “I probably won’t wear a tracksuit.” And, she noted, “I probably won’t do an elaborate dance number.”
However, she did reveal that she is working with writer/director Jill Soloway (“United States of Tara”) on a taped piece to open the show. While the “Glee” gang won’t be appearing in that segment, she said she is hoping to film another comedy clip that includes them.
As a nominee, Lynch understands, “It’s about the awards and the people getting awards. It’s about entertaining in between, but we have to remember it’s a night of celebration of this industry. That’s what we remind ourselves of at the start of every meeting we have.”
However, as she admitted, “I’d be lying if I said if I didn’t say we wanted to make the best awards show ever. We want it to be special. It’s such a coveted spot, it’s the biggest night in television, as they call it. You want to do it justice, or at least I do.