Glee star Jane Lynch to host Primetime Emmys


Jane Lynch, the actress who picked up a Primetime Emmy playing cheer-leading coach Sue Sylvester in Glee last year – will host the 2011 awards.

Lynch, 50, said she was “tickled pink” to be fronting the live Los Angeles ceremony on 18 September. “I’m looking forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit,” she said in a statement. Nominations for the 63rd Emmys will be announced on 14 July.

Last year’s awards were hosted by Jimmy Fallon. Awards show executive producer Mark Burnett hailed the “incredible comedic timing” of “a charismatic, talented actress whose energy leaps off the screen and stage”. “Jane was my first and only choice as the host for this year’s Primetime Emmys,” he added.

Last year, Lynch won outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series, for her role as a coach bent on the destruction of show choir
New Directions at William McKinley High School.