After a week or so of speculation, it seems that television's big awards gala finally has a host. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Neil Patrick Harris has been confirmed as the host of the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

"We already knew Neil as a fantastic actor and performer, but after blowing everyone away as host of this year's Tony Awards, we couldn't think of anyone better to emcee the television industry's biggest award show," said Nina Tassler, president, CBS Entertainment. "He is not only engaging as a host, but has great instincts when it comes to live television."

"I'm looking forward to the challenge of the show -- adding my own voice to it, while honoring the nominees and the entire year in television," Harris said. "But which voice to choose? I'm torn between gangsta, foppish Brit, and robot. Really proud of my robot. We'll see what happens on the night."

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The awards ceremony airs live on CBS on September 20. The Emmy nominations will be announced on Thursday, so check back here for those results as soon as we have them.

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