Anthony Anderson Announced as 75th Emmy Awards Host: 'Over the Moon That Taylor Swift Was Unavailable'

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The three-hour ceremony will be broadcast live from the Peacock Theater at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 15

<p>Corey Nickols/Getty</p> Anthony Anderson is pictured at the IMDb Official Portrait Studio during D23 2022 at Anaheim Convention Center on September 09, 2022 in Anaheim, California.

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Anthony Anderson is pictured at the IMDb Official Portrait Studio during D23 2022 at Anaheim Convention Center on September 09, 2022 in Anaheim, California.

It's almost time to bring back TV's biggest night! But the star-studded bash couldn't commence without the perfect host.

On Wednesday, Fox and the Television Academy announced that Anthony Anderson will be stepping in to host the 75th annual Emmy Awards. The three-hour ceremony will be broadcast live from the Peacock Theater at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 15, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Anderson, who has received seven consecutive Emmy nominations for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, is succeeding Kenan Thompson after the Saturday Night Live star hosted the event in 2022.

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"With our industry's recent challenges behind us, we can get back to what we love — dressing up and honoring ourselves," Anderson, 53, said in a statement. "And there's no better celebratory moment to bring the creative community together than the milestone 75th Emmy Awards."

The former Black-ish star added, "When FOX asked me to host this historic telecast, I was over the moon that Taylor Swift was unavailable, and now I can't wait to be part of the biggest night in television."

Emmy nominations were announced in July. At the time, Succession dominated with a whopping 27 nominations. But The Last of UsThe White Lotus and Ted Lasso racked up several nods as well.

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The ceremony was initially intended to commence in September. However, strikes from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) initially delayed the event.

After weeks of picketing, both organizations eventually reached an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), allowing for business to proceed as usual.

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The 75th Emmy Awards will air on Jan. 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX. It will also be available to stream on Hulu the next day.

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