Out actress and track-suited star of Glee, Jane Lynch, will be hosting this year’s 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, making her only the second lesbian, after Ellen DeGeneres, to run the biggest award event in television.
On a recent conference call, Lynch fielded questions about what we can expect to see, why she’s a better choice to host than Sue Sylvester, and how she’d like to add the cast of Glee to the show. I would pay good money to see Brittana sing all the nominees’ names.
Question: You’re nominated yourself [for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy]. Do you think that’s going to affect your nerves on the night?
Question: What was the most unexpected challenge of this gig?
Question: Is the Glee cast is going to be involved in the Emmy production?
Question: FOX President, Kevin Reilly, said that he sees this season of Glee going back to basics. Is that anything that you’ve seen in the early scripts?
Question: Do you feel responsibility to make sure there’s some gay-centric element to the show?
Question: If Sue Sylvester were giving you tips on hosting, what would they be?
Question: Why would Sue Sylvester be a better Emmys host than Jane Lynch, and why would Jane Lynch be a better Emmys host than Sue Sylvester?
With 12 nominations for Glee, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Jane’s nomination, Chris Colfer for Supporting Actor, and Kristin Chenoweth, Dot Jones and Gwyneth Paltrow, all competing for Outstanding Guest Performance, the night is going to be one giant mash-up of love for Gleeks everywhere. Will you be watching?
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards is an “eco-friendly and carbon-neutral event,” and will air live on FOX, on Sunday, Sept. 18, 8PM ET/5PM PT.
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