SNL's Colin Jost And Michael Che To Host The 2018 Emmy Awards

Colin Jost and Michael Che just scored a major gig!

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, NBC announced that the Saturday Night Live stars will host the 2018 Emmy Awards, Entertainment Tonight reports.

"NBC is thrilled to be the home of this year's Emmy Awards and with Colin and Michael in the driver's seat as hosts, along with surprise appearances by other cast members of Saturday Night Live," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. "I think we are in for one of the funniest awards shows in a long time."

Meanwhile, the official SNL Twitter account wrote, "Excited to announce that @ColinJost and Michael Che will be hosting this year's #Emmys!"

Jost, who went public with his relationship with Scarlett Johansson last November, and Che will follow in the footsteps of last year's host, Stephen Colbert. The comedy co-anchors, who have helmed the "Weekend Update" desk since 2014, shared their excitement about landing the coveted hosting gig in a joint statement.

"We're proud to be the first duo hosting the Emmys since Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce, and somehow that's a real fact," they said, jokingly making note of the fact that they're the ceremony's first hosting double act in 19 years. 

Nominations for the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced on Thursday, July 12. The event will air live from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Monday, September 17, at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.