Both “Behind the Candelabra” stars are nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Another first: Neither has been a presenter at the television awards show in the past.
Both Douglas and Damon are nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries of Movie category for the HBO film. The evening marks the fifth Emmy nomination for each.
Douglas was previously nominated in 2002 for Outstanding Guest Star in a Comedy Series (“Will & Grace”) as well as for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama (“The Streets of San Francisco”) in 1974 and Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor (“The Streets of San Francisco”) in 1975 and 1976.
Damon was previously nominated in 2011 for Outstanding Guest Star in a Comedy Series (“30 Rock”) as well as one of the nominated producers for Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (“Project Greenlight”) in 2002 and Outstanding Reality Program (“Project Greenlight”) in 2004 and 2005.
The telecast will air live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sep. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS. Neil Patrick Harris will host and produce; Ken Ehrlich will executive produce.