Melissa Fumero and JB Smoove

Melissa Fumero and JB Smoove

June 30, 2022
Awards News

JB Smoove and Melissa Fumero to Announce Emmy Nominations

The Television Academy announced today that the nominations for the 74th Emmy Awards will be presented by JB Smoove and Melissa Fumero at a virtual ceremony slated for Tuesday, July 12, at 8:30 a.m. PDT.

Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma will join Smoove and Fumero at the nominations ceremony, which will stream live on

"It's been another exceptional year of television with an abundance of remarkable programs and performances," said Scherma. "We are thrilled to have JB and Melissa on board to help us celebrate the extraordinary shows, producers, storytellers and talent that are shaping and elevating our dynamic medium."

JB Smoove is a writer, comedian and Emmy Award-winning actor best known for his standout role in HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. His extensive television work includes The Last O.G. and Real Husbands of Hollywood. He can soon be seen in the Netflix comedy series Blockbuster alongside Melissa Fumero and Randall Park. He has voiced characters on numerous projects, such as Amazon's animated series Fairfax, and is featured on Hulu's Woke as the hilarious "black marker." On the big screen he has appeared in the Marvel blockbusters Spider-Man: Far From Home and Spider-Man: No Way Home as well as Date Night, Hall Pass, The Sitter, We Bought a Zoo and The Dictator.

Melissa Fumero, who recently completed an eight-year run on NBC's award-winning comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, can soon be seen starring in the new Netflix comedy series Blockbuster opposite Randall Park and JB Smoove. She is also starring in the upcoming independent film Bar Fight and can be heard voicing the character of "Melissa" in Marvel's animated series M.O.D.O.K. for Hulu. Additionally, Fumero had a recurring role on the Netflix/POP series One Day At A Time and appeared on the HBO anthology series Room 104.

The 74th Emmy Awards will be broadcast live Monday, Sept. 12, (8:00-11:00 PM EDT/5:00-8:00 PM PDT) on the NBC Television Network and will stream live for the first time on Peacock.


Stephanie Goodell
breakwhitelight (for the Television Academy)

For the complete press release, click here.

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