And This Year's Emmy Host Is... Jimmy Kimmel! By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Mar 26, 2012 11:08 AM CDT 2 comments Comments Jimmy Kimmel attends the Hollywood's 125th Birthday Party at Hollywood and Highland , in Los Angeles, California, on February 1, 2012. AFP PHOTO/VALERIE MACON (Getty Images) (Newser) – Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel just got a prime-time gig: host of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. The star and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live! will host the Emmy Awards ceremony on Sept. 23 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. "I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars," joked the first-time host. The comedian will also host the White House Correspondents' dinner next month.