Jermaine Fowler attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California
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September 17, 2017 9:12 PM EDT

Jermaine Fowler took over the role of announcer at this year’s Emmys, hosted by Stephen Colbert, and infused the awards show with energy. The comedian stars in Superior Donuts and has also appearedin Crashing and Family Guy.

Most awards show announcers are rarely on camera but Fowler is appearing onstage and on camera throughout the show Sunday night.

Emmys watchers had a range of feelings about this major change to the show. Some viewers endorsed the pick, while others weren’t exactly fans:

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