Both Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Shows’ Submitted for Emmy Noms

Both Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon's

Since Jay Leno’s passing of the “Tonight Show” torch to new host Jimmy Fallon came during the middle of the season, both version of the NBC show are eligible for an Emmy Award. The same also applies to “Late Night,” which Seth Meyers took over from Fallon.

Hedging its bets, Variety sister site Deadline reports that NBC is submitting both “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” for consideration — as well “Late Night With Seth Meyers,”Last Call With Carson Daly” and “Saturday Night Live.”

The Peacock faced a similar situation during the 2009-2010 season when both “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” and Leno’s incarnation were submitted. O’Brien ended up nabbing the nom.

Leno’s “Tonight Show” has received 10 noms for best music, comedy or variety series but only scored the Emmy once, in 1995. The show has not been received a nomination in this category since 2003 and Leno has never won for his late-night hosting gig.

The 66th Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced on July 10 and the awards ceremony will take place Aug. 25.

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