Now that we know that “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Andy Samberg will be hosting this year’s Emmys, talk has turned to whether he will be nominated as well. After all, the last nine Emmy emcees have been contenders at these kudos too. And Samberg did win the Golden Globe last year for the first season of this FOX laffer.
Our forum posters have been debating his chances of reaping a Comedy Actor bid. FNLFan89 details the nominations of the nine most recent hosts.
2006: Conan O’Brien (1 nomination)
Variety Series Writing (“Late Night with Conan O’Brien”)
2009: Neil Patrick Harris (1 nomination)
Comedy Supporting Actor (“How I Met Your Mother”)
2013: Neil Patrick Harris (1 nomination)
Special Class Programs (The 66th Annual Tony Awards)
2014: Seth Meyers (1 nomination)
Variety Special Writing (71st Golden Globe Awards)
As he then notes, “It would be pretty awkward if the host showed up without a nomination, particularly since he or she usually works in primetime and is therefore eligible, unlike the Oscars where the host is often ineligible for consideration. And given that Samberg is already an Emmy winner and multiple nominee (albeit for Music and Lyrics, not in the acting categories), his profile could be boosted enough to crack a very stale category.”
However, as KyleBailey cautions, “it is possible as I thought he would make it in last year but with Billy Crystal and Steve Coogan on the way it all depends how their shows do. Kimmel starting getting nominated the year he hosted but it didn’t help Lynch to win for ‘Glee’ that year, Fallon and Meyers’ shows got zip in nominations their hosting years so I’m not sure if being the host helps him or hurts him.
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