Emmys mystery: Who will host this year’s awards? (Vote in our poll)

The Emmy Awards rotate over to the Fox network this year and will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 20. Who do you think will be tapped to emcee?

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If tradition holds, someone associated with Fox will be chosen. Jane Lynch, the breakout star of that net’s hit show “Glee,” was the host in 2011. Four years before that, it was Ryan Seacrest from the super successful “American Idol.” WIth “Glee” bowing out this season, Lynch is unlikely to return as emcee but Seacrest could well reprise that role. 

Other stars from the Fox family that could host include: 

Louis C.K.  – perennial Emmy contender for “Louie” on sister network FX;

Billy Crystal – nine-time Oscar host who has a new series, “The Comedians,” on FX;

Cat Deeley – Emmy nominee for hosting “So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox;

Will Forte – former “SNL” star who has a new hit show “The Last Man on Earth” on Fox;

Mindy Kaling – Emmy nominees for the comedy “The Mindy Project” on Fox;

Seth MacFarlane – past Oscar host oversees “Family Guy” and other Fox shows; and

Andy Samberg – Emmy winner who stars in the comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” on Fox.

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If Fox goes outside the family, it is unlikely they would hire a host who appears regularly on another network, That certainly precludes Stephen Colbert and James Corden from CBS, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers from NBC, and Jimmy Kimmel from ABC.

Among the possibilities are: 

Ricky Gervais – three-time Golden Globe host and potential Emmy nominee for “Derek”;

Kevin Hart – one of the hottest comedians in films and television;

Queen Latifah – past Grammy and People’s Choice host and potential Emmy nominee for “Bessie“;

Conan O’Brien – two-time Emmy host who headlines his own show on the cablecaster TBS; 

Chris Rock – past Oscar host and Emmy winner;

Martin Short – won an Emmy last year and recently starred on “Mulaney” for Fox; and

Kevin Spacey – all-around entertainer and potential Emmy nominee for “House of Cards.”

Who do you think will get the gig? Vote in the poll below. And if you think there is someone missing from the list, let us know in the comments section at the bottom of this post. 

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