The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that the Nigerian-American actress, co-star of Insecure and host of Prime Video’s second Yearly Departed comedy special in December, Yvonne Orji will host the 49th International Emmy Awards, which takes place on Monday, November 22, at the Great Hall of Casa Cipriani in New York Manhattan.

Orji’s recently featured on HBO, Momma, I Made It, which she shot in Washington DC and Nigeria, in early 2020. She also hosted the second edition of Amazon Prime Video’s Yearly Departed comedy special, which premieres in December, and she is currently in development on Disney+’ autobiographical comedy project First Gen, that Orjemi will executive produce.

International Academy of Television Arts & Science also revealed that Orji and Nowitzki will be joined by a cast of presenters including: Vanessa Williams, Aidan Quinn, Brian d’Arcy James, Method Man, Piper Perabo, Emeraude Toubia, Wilson Cruz, Felipe Santana and Angélica.

The International Emmys in 2021 will be an in-person even which will be followed by the COVID-19 safety protocols and will be carried live on the International Emmy Academy’s website www.iemmys.tv, on November 22 at 7pm ET.

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