By Dexter Keyton, EnStarz | Sep 23, 2012 06:38 PM EDT
It's a big night for Hollywood and Jimmy Kimmel, host of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards happening Sunday night.
The event taking place at the Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre will be the stage for the comic host to give his take on Hollywood. "I guess it's human nature that if you know somebody, you are able to make a little bit more fun of them without them getting angry," Kimmel told Zap2it. "I think that will help me. I think I will know probably 40 percent of the people in the audience that night."
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Kimmel is no stranger to dealing with celebrities while being the host of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" which is nearing its tenth season on ABC's late night spot. "I operate under the presumption that no one has ever seen my show," he remarked, "so I go from that point of view. I understand that I'm there hosting the Emmys, and it's not some extension or expansion of my show.
When asked about the Emmy's he said: "I want it to be jazzy from beginning to end. I don't have a ton of control over how things go, only what I do know is that I'd like to be a part of the show throughout. I think sometimes on award shows, the host is there in the beginning, then he or she disappears until about 45 minutes later. It's nice to be able to comment on things as they're happening."
Kimmel got to announce the nominations for this year's Emmys in mid-July which included his own show as a first-time candidate for the category of outstanding variety series."It was weird to read my own name," Kimmel said. "It would have been even better if mine was the only name that I read, but short of that, it was good."
Kimmel will be taking over from Jane Lynch who took over as host last year.
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