(CNN)This year's Emmy Awards volition beryllium hosted by a first-timer.
CBS and the TV Academy connected Monday announced that Cedric the Entertainer volition marque his Emmys hosting debut successful September arsenic the large amusement returns to a live, in-person format. A "limited assemblage of nominees and their guests" volition besides beryllium present, according to a property release.
The 72nd Emmy Awards, held successful September 2020, were held virtually, with winners giving their speeches implicit video chat.
"Since I was a small lad huddled up adjacent to my grandmother, tv has ever been my reliable friend, truthful it is an tremendous grant for maine to big this year's Emmy Awards," said Cedric the Entertainer successful a statement. "Throughout the roller-coaster of a twelvemonth that we person each lived through, tv has helped america enactment connected arsenic a nine similar ne'er before. It not lone entertained us, but arsenic it ever has, it helped to unfastened our eyes, amended us, and hopefully brought astir a amended knowing of who we are arsenic a people. I can't hold to instrumentality the signifier to observe each of the large shows and performances that made america laugh, cry, creation and sing implicit the past year."
Cedric the Entertainer stars and enforcement producers CBS drama "The Neighborhood."
The lawsuit volition instrumentality spot astatine the Microsoft Theatre successful Los Angeles connected September 19.
Nominations are acceptable to beryllium announced Tuesday morning.