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OTRC: Seth Meyers to host Emmy Awards 2014 (Poll)

Seth Meyers appears at NBC's 2013 Upfront Presentation in New York on May 13, 2013. NBC announced on April 24, 2014 that Meyers will host the 2014 Emmy Awards. (Amanda Schwab / Startraksphoto.com)

Seth Meyers has landed one of his biggest TV gigs -- host of the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards.

The news was announced late on Thursday, April 24. The "SNL" alum and current host of "Late Night With Seth Meyers" will host the 66th annual ceremony, which celebrates television achievements, on Aug. 25. The Emmys air live that day at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, the same network as both shows, from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

"Seth's expertise and ease in front of a live audience during his time at 'SNL,' as well as his comedic brilliance both as a writer and in front of the camera on 'SNL' and 'Late Night,' makes him the perfect choice to host the Emmys," Paul Telegdy, President of Late Night and Alternative Programming at NBC Entertainment, said in a statement obtained by OTRC.com.

"Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards," said Bruce Rosenblum, Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, whose members vote on the Emmy winners.

Meyers, 40, won an Emmy himself, in 2011, for co-writing Justin Timberlake's musical monologue on an episode of "SNL," in which he served as head writer and host of its popular segment "Weekend Update" until he took over hosting duties on NBC's "Late Night" earlier this year.

Meyers follows in the footsteps of 2013 Emmy Awards host Neil Patrick Harris of CBS' "How I met Your Mother," 2012 host Jimmy Kimmel of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and 2011 host Jane Lynch of FOX's "Glee."

(Pictured above: Seth Meyers appears at NBC's 2013 Upfront Presentation in New York on May 13, 2013. Credit: Amanda Schwab / Startraksphoto.com)

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