Skip to main content

Originally published July 18, 2013 at 6:36 AM | Page modified July 18, 2013 at 7:38 AM

  • Share:
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Neil Patrick Harris steps in as host for Emmy noms

A host had gone missing for the 2013 Emmy nominations on Thursday, so in stepped - who else? - Neil Patrick Harris.

Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >



A host had gone missing for the 2013 Emmy nominations on Thursday, so in stepped - who else? - Neil Patrick Harris.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said actress Kate Mara from "House of Cards" was unable to make it because her plane had a mechanical malfunction and couldn't take off from Santa Fe, where she is on location. So Harris stepped in to co-host with Aaron Paul of "Breaking Bad."

"Special thanks to Kate Mara for getting me out of the house before my children wake up screaming and crying," Harris joked as the early morning announcements began. "I actually appreciate that."

Harris, who has signed up to host the Emmys broadcast in September, joked after the announcement about all the awards shows he hosts. He hosted the Tony Awards in June and was nominated for an Emmy as producer and host of last year's Tonys.

"The Telemundo Awards keep trying to get me and I say `no gracias' because that's pretty much all the Spanish I speak," Harris said. "The Westminster dog show is constantly wanting me to be a part of it, but I don't know how to do the fast walk. ... And I'm not comfortable touching the loins of animals, it just doesn't seem like it fits into my skill set.

"My kids are now in preschool so I suspect I'll be asked to host their graduation," he continued. "I don't think I'll be able to find the time. It's just that there's no teleprompter."

Last year, Nick Offerman of "Parks and Recreation" was unable to co-host the Emmy nominations with Kerry Washington of "Scandal" because of travel delays and Jimmy Kimmel filled in, wearing pajamas.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Emmy ceremony will air Sept. 22 on CBS.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Free 4-week trial, then $99 a year.

Free 4-week trial, then $99 a year.

Unlimited access. Try it now.


Partner Video


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►