Kudocast vet makes 12th appearance

Louis J. Horvitz is back as director of the Primetime Emmy Awards, marking his 12th go as ringleader for the TV kudofest.

Appointment was announced Tuesday by Ken Ehrlich and Jeff Ross, who are exec producing the 58th annual awards, airing Aug. 27 on NBC (and hosted by Conan O’Brien).

Horvitz remains the go-to guy when it comes to helming awards shows; he directed the 78th Annual Academy Awards in March (his 10th year handling that show).

Bruce Gowers directed the Emmys last year; Horvitz last directed the Emmys in 2004.

“He is so incredibly talented and experienced at directing live events,” Ehrlich said. “He always brings fresh ideas to the table that I have no doubt will help make the 58th Annual Primetime Emmys a memorable evening.”

Horvitz also recently directed the 41st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards as well as “The American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sean Connery.”

He’s also known for helming past MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Movie Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, the Kids Choice Awards and the Super Bowl halftime show featuring U2.

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