Seth Meyers will host the Primetime Emmy Awards 2014. The Late Night With Seth Meyers
host is set to front the 66th annual event for the first time on August 25, held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, which will air on NBC.
Bruce Rosenblum, head of the Television Academy, said last night: ''Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards.''
The glamorous ceremony, which honors the best in primetime television programming, will be held one month earlier than usual, and on a Monday instead of the usual Sunday, because of NBC's contractual commitment
to televise Sunday Night Football
. Seth, 40, who previously won three Emmy awards for his work on the long-running show Saturday Night Live
, follows in the footsteps of Neil Patrick Harris, who hosted the event last year on CBS. Seth was named one of Time
magazine's 100 most influential people yesterday alongside Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, Matthew McConaughey, Miley Cyrus and Amy Adams.