Emmys host Stephen Colbert's happy he’ll ‘still have something to do’ if he loses

Stephen Colbert has lost some Emmys, he’s won some Emmys and now his time has finally come to host. The best thing about hosting the awards show as a nominee? He'll have something to do other than brood if you lose.
 
“I was a waiter for many years and I loved working on holidays or New Year’s Eve because if you weren’t having a good time, you still had something to do,” the host told etalk as the Emmys red carpet was rolled out in L.A. Wednesday. “And if I lose my nominations on Sunday night, I still have something to keep me busy. Everybody else just has to sit there.”
 
With nine Emmy wins under his belt, Colbert is nominated for six more this year for The Late Show. After being completely passed over for a nom in 2016, this year’s nods put Colbert in an interesting position. Not only could he join the small club of people who won an Emmy while hosting (including the likes of David Letterman, Neil Patrick Harris and Jimmy Fallon), but he could be the first in Emmy history to win multiple awards while hosting.
 

 Colbert has done his fair share of losing too, and has some advice for those hopefuls who will inevitably be folding up their acceptance speeches come Sunday night.
 
“Wear comfortable shoes,” he says, “The line to get in and out is insane. Other than that, just stay positive… Have a speech if you lose. Anybody can have a speech if they win, also have a losing speech. Something to scream at your loved ones when you get home. Find someone to blame if you lose. Pick someone on your staff and go ‘Your fault.’”  
 
This year's Emmys show is sure to be a nail-biter. TV has hit on a new renaissance and it’s created some stiff competition for categories that would normally be a bit of a snore. "Limited Series" categories include powerhouses like Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Susan Sarandon, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ewan McGregor. Plus, with Game of Thrones out of the running this year, anything can happen in the drama category. Even late night is looking like it could be tight with everyone upping their game with all the Trump material. 
 
With a great host and no clear frontrunners, you’re not going to want to miss the Emmys when they air Sunday Sunday Sept. 17 at 8 p.. ET on CTV.
 
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