• Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Emmy Awards in September
  • Kimmel has no idea how the Emmys will proceed  
  • The Governors Ball that follows the award ceremony has been canceled

Jimmy Kimmel will host the next Emmy Awards.

Kimmel will return to host the 72nd Emmy Awards in September, Variety reported. The “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host has no idea how the organization will do it amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the event is going to happen.

“I don’t know where we will do this or how we will do this or even why we are doing this, but we are doing it and I am hosting it,” said Kimmel, who also serves as executive producer.

Several sources said that the organization is still exploring how to broadcast the ceremony. They are considering a full virtual version and an in-person event. They are thinking of incorporating some virtual and non-traditional elements. The organization’s priority is to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

“We know Jimmy Kimmel will deliver a uniquely entertaining, funny and moving Primetime Emmys show,” said Karey Burke, president at ABC Entertainment.

“He’s a true master of ceremonies who reveres this industry and its people; and just as Jimmy has done with his own show over the past few months, he will tackle this momentous event with heart and humor, and bring some much-needed joy and optimism to our television colleagues and viewers at home.”

It would be Kimmel’s third time to host the ceremony. He also hosted the 64th event in 2012 and 68th in 2016.

Meanwhile, the annual Governors Ball that follows the Primetime Emmys has been canceled for the first time. Instead, the TV academiy is making a $1 million donation to The Actors Fund COVID-19 Relief Fund, Deadline reported.

“This has been an incredibly challenging time for our industry; and though we are now making plans to get back to work, we know there are many still suffering from the work stoppage caused by the coronavirus,” said Television Academy chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.

“As we strive to do the right thing for our community with these changes to our annual events, the Television Academy is also pleased to support those still in need with a $1 million donation to The Actors Fund COVID-19 Relief Fund.”

The Emmys could be the first ceremony to hand out awards amid the pandemic. Thus, it could serve as a template on how other award shows should proceed.

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Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel, pictured during the ABC Winter TCA Tour in Pasadena, California on Jan. 8, 2018, is sure to make certain jokes. Luckily, there's a drinking game to accompany them. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images