Jane Lynch goes glam in a new Emmy Awards promo video
Jane Lynch, who is best known for her role as Sue Sylvester on the FOX musical comedy "Glee," has ditched her signature tracksuit for the glamorous role as 2011 Emmy Awards host in a new promo video.
In the video, Lynch jokes that her demands for the evening include having a slew of gold-painted men to worship at her feet, but the actress insists she will be leaving her Emmy-winning role as a cheerleading coach on the musical comedy behind in favor of being herself.
"It's definitely going to be more me than Sue Sylvester," Lynch told the Los Angeles Times of her hosting gig. "In fact, if Sue were hosting, I don't think many people would watch it, because a little of Sue goes a long way."
Lynch told the newspaper that she enlisted "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy to help orchestrate some of the event's musical numbers and hired friend and writer Jill Soloway ("Six Feet Under," "United States of Tara") to help her go over her plans.
The announcement was made in June that Lynch would host the Awards show on September 18.
"I am tickled pink to be hosting the Primetime Emmys on Fox," Lynch said in a statement provided by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. "I'm looking forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit."
Lynch won the "Best Supporting Actress" Emmy last year for her portrayal of Sylvester, a snarky cheerleading coach, in "Glee." She was nominated for the same role this year and was previously nominated for her guest spot on CBS' "Two and a Half Men." Lynch also took home a Golden Globe award this year for her role on "Glee."
"Jane was my first - and only - choice as the host for this year's Primetime Emmys, and I am glad she said 'yes,'" said first-time Emmys executive producer Mark Burnett. "She has incredible comedic timing, and is a charismatic, talented actress whose energy leaps off the screen and stage. I am thrilled and excited to have her as our host."
Lynch has appeared in more than 60 films, including "Role Models," "The 40 Year Old Virgin," "Julie & Julia," "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind."
The actress recently finished filming a role in the upcoming Farrelly brothers film "The Three Stooges" and will also release her autobiography, "Happy Accidents" in September through Hyperion Voice.
Lynch's Emmys gig will mark the third time a woman has hosted the ceremony alone. Ellen DeGeneres did the honors in 2005 and Angela Lansbury hosted in 1993.
On Sunday, Lynch hosted VH1's 2011 Do Something Awards, check out photos of the red carpet arrivals.
The 2011 Emmy Awards will air live on Sunday, September 18 on FOX from L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Nominations for the Emmy Awards were announced on July 14, Check out the full list of Emmy nominations and the nominee's reactions.