Both Chris Rock and Dwayne Johnson have been approached in regards to hosting the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards.
According to Deadline, Emmys producers Done+Dusted in association with Reginald Hudlin’s Hudlin Entertainment are reportedly seeking out top-tier talent, and are willing to look beyond the NBC bubble to find said talent.
Both Rock and Johnson have ties to NBC, which is carrying the Primetime Emmys this year. Rock was a cast member on Saturday Night Live early in his career, while Johnson is an executive producer on the network’s comedy series Young Rock, inspired by his life. It was just renewed for a third season.
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Rock has also been floated among the Internet as an option to host the 2023 Oscars, following the controversial moment where he was slapped by Will Smith at the 2022 proceedings. Outside of a few appearances on his comedy tour, Rock has yet to speak publicly about the incident, for which Smith has publicly apologized.
The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on September 12.
UPDATE: A new report indicates that Rock has turned down the informal offer to host, and that it “does not appear likely” that Johnson could take the gig either.
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