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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson confesses why he refused to host the Emmys


Thanks, but no thanks.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has finally revealed the reason he turned down an offer to host this year’s Emmy Awards.

Johnson was approached by primetime TV show bosses to host the 74th annual event, which was supposed to take place on September 12, but ultimately declined, according to Entertainment Tonight.

“It was just the schedule. I was really, really honored when they came to me and asked me, but it was just a matter of scheduling,” the actor told the outlet. “That’s all. That’s really what it’s all about. »

Rumors began swirling last month after Deadline reported that comedian Chris Rock had also been approached to host the show with Johnson.

However, the comedian also reportedly turned down the offer this week, with a source telling Entertainment Tonight Rock that he was concerned about his ‘Ego Death World Tour’ and the upcoming Netflix comedy special.

Dwayne Johnson was first approached by prime time TV show bosses to host the Emmy's.
Dwayne Johnson was first approached by prime time TV show bosses to host the Emmy’s.
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The awards show has yet to announce a host.

The Emmy nominations were announced Tuesday, with “Succession” scoring the top nods. The HBO show earned 25 nominations across all categories, with “The White Lotus” and “Ted Lasso” tied for second place with 20 nods each.

‘Squid Game’ has become the first non-English language series to be nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Drama after Netflix’s smash hit captivated the nation.

As for networks, HBO scored 140 nominations, up from 130 last year. Netflix came in second with 105, which marks a decrease from last year’s 129 nods.

Chris Rock also declined to host the Emmys, as a source claimed he was focused on his "Ego Death World Tour" and Netflix comedy special.
Chris Rock also declined to host the Emmys, as a source claimed he was focusing on his “Ego Death World Tour” and the Netflix comedy special.
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Cedric the Entertainer hosted the scaled-down, socially distanced ceremony in 2021. In 2020, Jimmy Kimmel hosted a theater full of cardboard cutouts because of the COVID pandemic.

Viewers can watch this year’s event on NBC or Peacock, as well as other live streaming services Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV and Fubo TV, at 8 p.m. on September 12.

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