Actor/director Justin Long will host the ceremony for the fifth time, with a new host.
Long is the first actor in decades to host the Emmy Awards since John Wayne and Dwayne Johnson did it in 1985.
The Oscar winner, who is also the host of the NBC daytime talk show The View, has been nominated for eight Emmys.
The show’s producers, NBC Universal, announced the change on Twitter.
Long, who won his Emmy for best lead actor in a drama series for his role in The Hateful Eight, is also a veteran of the Emmy nominations, having been nominated in 2012 for his lead role in the ABC sitcom Big Brother.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC, CBS and NBCUniversal’s television networks, beginning at 9 p.m.
“This is the biggest Emmy I’ve ever done, and I’m thrilled to host it for the first time,” Long said in a statement.
“It’s a privilege to be in the front row again for this momentous occasion.
This is the show that I have been waiting for, and it’s going to be a fun ride.”