The ladies step into the spotlight at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards as eight of television's biggest performers act as female duos of presenters on Sun., Sept. 22, 2013 according to a Sept. 5 media announcement from CBS Television Network.
Four duos of female celebrities will act as presenters at the show, which will air from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on CBS Television Network. These female presenters include Emmy nominee Kerry Washington and Emmy Award winner Diahann Carroll, Emmy nominees and leading funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Deschanel, and four-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney and Anna Faris.
Kerry Washington and Diahann Carroll: Kerry Washington ("Scandal") is the first African American woman since 1995 to be nominated in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Washington will present alongside groundbreaking iconic actress and four-time Emmy Award nominee Diahann Carroll, who currently appears on the USA drama “White Collar.”
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: Following their Emmy-nominated performance as hosts of “The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards,” Tina Fey ("30 Rock," "SNL") and Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation," "SNL") join forces as Emmy presenters. Between the two comedians, they are nominated for a combined 11 Emmy Awards this year. 70th Annual Golden Globe wins led by "Homeland" and "Game Change."
Zooey and Emily Deschanel: Though Zooey ("New Girl") and Emily Deschanel ("Bones") share the FOX network for their shows, this will be the first time they share the Emmy stage together as presenters.
Allison Janney and Anna Faris: Four-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ("West Wing"), will present along with Anna Faris, who co-stars in the new CBS comedy series MOM.
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards are executive produced by Ken Ehrlich. Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother") who hosts the telecast, also serves as a producer on the telecast.
- Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are Emmy presenters and nominees
- HBO boasts 108 Emmy nominations leading all networks for 13th year
- Showtime scores 32 Emmy nominations led by 'Homeland'
- PBS Emmy nods led by 'Downton Abbey'
- HBO fantasy series 'Game of Thrones' gets 16 Emmy nominations
- 'Behind the Candleabra' gets 15 Emmy nominations
- Showtime thriller 'Homeland' scores 11 Emmy nominations