Chris Rock and Dwayne Johnson will reportedly host the Primetime Emmys scheduled to air on Sept. 12.
According to Deadline, the Emmys would understandably try to gauge Rock’s interest in the job after his infamous slap at the Oscars earlier this year, but he has reportedly turned down the offer. In April, the comedian joked that he would only talk about the incident if he was paid to do so.
“I’m fine; I’ve got a whole show to promote, and I’m not going to talk about it until I get paid.” It’s a wonderful life. He said, “I got my hearing back,” Complex reported
The Deadline also reported that, Johnson is also unlikely to host the Emmys as well, despite his association with NBC, the network televising the award show, as executive producer of the comedy series Young Rock and an easy promotional tie-in for his upcoming DC film Black Adam.
The Emmys producers, Done+Dusted in association with Reginald Hudlin’s Hudlin Entertainment, are said to be aiming high at first before “casting a wide net” which will likely expand the pool of potential hosts beyond those tied to NBC.