If you thought the 2011 Emmy Awards might feature fewer Glee references than last year’s, you are sorely mistaken. Fox announced that comedienne Jane Lynch, best known for playing coach Sue Sylvester on the hit show, will host the ceremony this September. “Jane was my first—and only—choice as the host for this year’s Primetime Emmys, and I am glad she said ‘yes,’ said executive producer Mark Burnett in a statement. “I am tickled pink to be hosting,” said Lynch. “I’m looking forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit.” Yup, there ya go.
On top of performing with her Glee co-stars and host Jimmy Fallon as part of last year’s opening number, Lynch took home Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy (coincidentally, 2009 host Neil Patrick Harris won an Oustanding Guest Actor In A Comedy trophy last year for his Glee appearance). The nominations have yet to be announced, but we wouldn’t be shocked if she gets another shot at a trophy this year, too. Lynch is the first woman to host the show alone since Ellen DeGeneres last hosted in 2005, though Heidi Klum was one of the five hosts in 2008.
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