Dwayne Johnson Reveals Why He Refused to Host the Prestigious Emmys 2022

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Dwayne Johnson refused to host the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards. The Annual Award show is all set to take place on September 12 still it’s missing a host yet. Before Dwayne Johnson, Chris Rock was also approached to host the prestigious ceremony only to be denied by him due to some date issues. While everyone was scratching their heads at the thought that probably this year, the award will be hostless but according to some rep, that’s not the case and it will have a host.

There's still an absence for a host in the Emmys
The Emmys is scheduled to take place on September 12

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Why did Dwayne Johnson refuse?

Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam.
Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam.

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Dwayne Johnson more popularly known as “The Rock” has made quite a name for himself in the industry. With super hit movies like Fast and Furious, Jumanji in his name, and upcoming projects like Black Adam, The Rock has more specifically developed himself as a brand.

For his refusal to host the Emmys, Dwayne Johnson said that although he was overwhelmed when the offer was made to him yet he could not give them any positive response due to scheduling issues:

“It was just schedule. I was really, truly honored when they came to me and asked, but it was just a scheduling thing. That’s all. That’s really what it comes down to,” the actor said to the Entertainment Tonight

The Rock can be seen in action in the upcoming DC Black Adam movie coming out on 21st October, 2022.


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Earlier before Dwayne Johnson, another Rock was also approached with the offer for hosting the ceremony. The comedian Chris Rock was contacted by the Emmy Bosses for the job but he also failed to give a nod as he is also busy with his projects.

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According to sources, Chris Rock is busy with his tour and has also to film his comedy special for Netflix. Chris Rock’s recent history has been a bit turbulent as one of his remarks set the Oscars stage on fire and we got to see one of the controversial moments of this year as the Bad Boys actor Will Smith slapped him on the stage in front of the whole world.

With no news regarding the host has been out yet, it will be interesting to watch who ultimately steps up to host the biggest night of Television.

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on September 12, 2022.


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