John Oliver to host International Emmy® Awards

New York, November 7, 2013 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that comedian/writer John Oliver, who made his mark as correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”, and sat in for him in the hosting chair over the summer, will host the 41st International Emmy® Awards Gala, on November 25, 2013 at the Hilton New York Hotel.

“We’re delighted to have John Oliver and his unique comedic talent headlining our Gala this year,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We are delighted John is following up his very successful hosting of the Daily Show with the International Emmys.”

After being a writer and correspondent for the “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” since 2006, Oliver filled in Stewart’s seat as guest host this summer for two months. Oliver has been nominated as a writer for both Emmys and Writers Guild Awards and has won the Breakout Award at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. His most recent credits also include hosting four seasons of his own stand up series for Comedy Central, “John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show”. Along with Andy Zaltzman, he also writes and hosts the weekly podcast “The Bugle”.

Over 1000 international media and entertainment executives convene on New York each year for the International Emmy® Awards Gala. In addition to the presentation of Emmy® Awards for programming, the Academy will present two special awards. Film and television Creator/Writer/Director J.J. Abrams will come to New York to receive the 2013 International Emmy® Founders Award. Anke Schäferkordt, Co-CEO of RTL Group and CEO, RTL Germany, will receive the 2013 International Emmy® Directorate Award.

This year’s Gala partners are: Phoenix Satellite Television, TV Globo, Microsoft, Dori Media Group, Ernst & Young, Deluxe, Mipcom, Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Variety.

About the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards and International Emmy® Kids Awards ceremonies held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to



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