When Fowler was excited about a presenter or winner HE WOULD LET YOU KNOW, which thrilled some fans and annoyed others.
Here are some reactions tweeted during the Sunday, Sept. 17 live show:
Whose idea was it to hire the shrill Jermaine Fowler as the Emmys announcer? And how does Superior Donuts qualify him for that? #emmys— Michael Weinfeld (@mweinfeld) September 18, 2017
Why does this #Emmys announcer SCREAM every thing?— missamerica2017 (@missamerica2017) September 18, 2017
Surely someone is already crunching the political demographics of the lovers/haters of Jermaine Fowler as emcee. #Emmys— Rebecca Metz (@TheRebeccaMetz) September 18, 2017
Jack Sussman, CBS Entertainment EVP, music and live events, talked to Deadline about the choice to mix up the announcer role this year:
"What most awards show do is have the announcer locked in a closet reading from a script on cue. What we will do is have Jermaine be an active part of the show. He will be connected with what's happened on the telecast and what happens next. What we want to do is get a peek behind the curtain in a fun, engaging way."
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