Amazon-Video Comedy Central Showtime Apple TV+ DC Universe Disney Plus YouTube Premium HBO Max Peacock source-3036 Netflix Vudu HBO Go Hulu Plus Amazon Prime CBS All Access Verizon

Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Agreement.

Kathy Griffin Picked to Host the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Friday that comedian Kathy Griffin was named host of the 41st Daytime Emmy Awards...

tim.jpg
Tim Surette

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Friday that comedian Kathy Griffin was named host of the 41st Daytime Emmy Awards. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Emmys: TVGuide.com's picks for comedy series

Watch This Now

Looking for your next binge? TV Guide editors handpick the shows that are actually worth watching and deliver daily recommendations straight to your inbox.

By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Griffin is a two-time Emmy winner for Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List and has recorded 20 stand-up specials. She's also co-hosted CNN's coverage of New Year's Eve alongside Anderson Cooper.

"I am beyond thrilled to be hosting what I'm told is the most important television event of the year," Bates said in a statement. "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. 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."

Emmys: TVGuide.com's picks for lead actor in a comedy series

The announcement comes on the heels of the news that the 41st Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live online at www.daytimeemmys.net at 8/7c. In previous years, the ceremony was broadcast on television, with the last two shows airing on HLN. But with soap operas—the main attraction of the Daytime Emmys—in decline, no deal with a television broadcaster could be made.

Do you think Griffin is the right person for the job?

Watch This Tonight: See why Jessie is today's editors' pick: