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Daytime Emmys: comedienne Kathy Griffin to host live ceremony

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The Daytime Emmys might not be on TV this year but they will certainly be a lot funnier. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced that funny lady Kathy Griffin will host the two hour event that will be streamed live at DaytimeEmmys.net on Sunday, June 22nd beginning at 5:00 p.m.

"I am beyond thrilled to be hosting what I'm told is the most important television event of the year. Knowing that over 100 million people from every corner of the planet will be watching, I will try to keep my nerves at bay and deliver a great show," Griffin said. "I can only hope that at the end of the evening, critics and fans alike will compare it to the experience they once had watching Neil Armstrong take man’s first step on the moon. My only regret is knowing that this epic evening will distract millions of viewers from enjoying this year’s World Cup. I apologize to FIFA."

Griffin's quick wit and her often unfiltered routine will no doubt make for an interesting night. On television, Griffin and the Daytime Emmy producers would have to deal with network censors but online there is more freedom. Griffin should be in rare form in this setting.

"We are very excited to have Kathy leading our ceremony this year,” said The Academy's Chairman Malachy G. Wienges. "She is a beloved figure in the community and we know that she will have audiences laughing the night away as we honor the brightest stars in our industry on a global stage."

The ultimate hostess, Griffin has hosted a number of events, including her own show "My Life on the D-List" which has earned her two Primetime Emmy Awards.

For a complete list of nominees, click on the link: EMMYS

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