Who should host 2019 Emmy Awards: A Fox TV star? A woman? No one at all? [POLL]

Since Fox has yet to announce a host for the upcoming Emmy Awards, let’s all help them come up with some options. Networks usually choose in-house stars from their own shows to emcee TV’s biggest night, such as NBC hiring Michael Che and Colin Jost (“Saturday Night Live”) last year, CBS tapping Stephen Colbert (“Late Show”) in 2017 and ABC utilizing Jimmy Kimmel (“Jimmy Kimmel Live”) in 2016. The last time Fox produced these awards in 2015, the network went with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Andy Samberg. That comedy has since left the network for NBC, so it’s unlikely he’ll be asked to return as Emmys ringleader this time around.

Below, take a look at some of our possibilities (with many hailing from Fox) and then vote for your favorite choice as 2019 Emmys host in our poll. If you don’t see your dream host listed, be sure to name them in the comments section.

Of note, our sister site Variety recently reported that Fox is mulling a host-less ceremony to emulate the format of the 2019 Oscar telecast. It would be the first time since 2003 — also a Fox year — that the show didn’t have a host. But if Emmy producer Don Mischer decides to go with a host, might we suggest a woman?

The past seven Emmy ceremonies in a row were all hosted by men, with Jane Lynch, then-star of Fox’s “Glee,” being the most recent female to emcee the show in 2011. Fox boasts a vast array of female stars that we’d love to see host the Emmys this year, including Alex Borstein (“Family Guy”), Cat Deeley (“So You Think You Can Dance”), Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”) and Vanessa Hudgens (“Rent: Live”).

As for some of the network’s potential male contenders, there’s Tim Allen (“Last Man Standing”), Nick Cannon (“The Masked Singer“), Jamie Foxx (“Beat Shazam”) and Seth MacFarlane (“The Orville,” “Family Guy”). And don’t count out FX’s Billy Porter (“Pose,” “American Horror Story: Apocalypse”), whose career is most definitely on the rise this year.

Of course, the Emmys could decide to reach out to several red-hot stand-up comedians who have no specific affiliations with the Big Four networks (Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS). Just think about what folks like John Mulaney, Trevor Noah, John Oliver and Wanda Sykes might do at the Emmy podium for three-plus hours this September.

There’s also a slight wrinkle this year because of the Disney/Fox merger, so it’s possible we could see anyone from the enormous Disney family, which includes ABC, hosting the Emmys. Tiffany Haddish is hosting ABC’s upcoming “Kids Say the Darndest Things” reboot in the fall, so she could be on the table. If not, hey, Snow White, are you available?

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Fox.

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