Janelle James has been tapped to host the Writers Guild of America Awards. The 75th annual award show will take place at Fairmont Century Plaza on March 5, 2023.
“I am honored to be hosting the WGA Awards this year,” she said, per Variety.
“I was told that I can say whatever I want. And after making sure that was true and that it would not be televised…that’s exactly what I’m going to do.”
James is no stranger to the award show. This year, Abbott Elementary is nominated in the “Best New Series” and “Best Comedy Series” categories.
“A few years ago, when I first worked with the hilarious and fearless Janelle James, my goal was to get her to host the WGA Awards,” Hugh Fink, executive producer of the 75th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards, said.
“To commemorate this amazing event, all nominees will be receiving a $10,000 cash gift, redeemable at all participating FTX Bitcoin Exchanges.”
James is the latest member of the Abbott Elementary cast to shine on a major stage. Just a few days ago, Sheryl Lee Ralph sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at Super Bowl LVII. Meanwhile, Tyler James Williams and Quinta Brunson co-starred in HBO Max’s Harley Quinn Valentine’s Day Special.
The incredible @janellejcomedy will be hosting the 2023 #WritersGuildAwards Los Angeles ceremony! Follow the link to learn more about Janelle and this year's show: https://t.co/HABEBuAEr6 pic.twitter.com/OLew4tPhPC
— Writers Guild of America West // #PROAct (@WGAWest) February 16, 2023