Jane Lynch to Host 66th Annual DGA Awards

Emcee is "Glee"-ful about gig

Jane Lynch Directors Guild Awards Host
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For “Glee” star and razor-sharp comedian Jane Lynch, hosting the 66th annual DGA Awards for the first time will be “a no-brainer.”

“I’m an actor, so I don’t worry about standing up in front of people,” says Lynch, whose prior emcee duties include the 2011 Primetime Emmys, “New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly” and the Peacock’s celeb-studded gameshow “Hollywood Game Night.”

“If it were ‘The Jane Show’ I would be putting all my fear and energy into, say, the opening act, but it’s not about me, it’s not about my material,” she says. “It’s about me being funny a little bit, but mostly it’s about the night itself. It’s about putting the spotlight on great artists who have done excellent work.”

When it comes to engaging her audience, Lynch plans to “keep things moving along and keep a smile on everybody’s faces.”

“I love directors,” she says. “ I love films. I love the field that I’m in. It’s a great honor to be asked to do this. It’s a brotherhood and sisterhood of coming together and having fun, and I’m so glad I get to be part of the party.”