‘Empire’ Stars Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard Join Jimmy Kimmel in First Wave of Emmy Presenters

Annual award show airs Sept. 20 on Fox

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“Empire” stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson are among the first wave of Emmy presenters announced by the Television Academy on Tuesday.

The actors join Jimmy Kimmel, Maggie Gyllenhaal, LL Cool J and Amy Poehler as stars selected to take the podium 67th annual primetime Emmy Awards.

A number of them are current or past nominees and winners.

Henson, who plays Cookie Lyon on the hit Fox music drama, is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series this year, while five-time nominee Kimmel scored an Outstanding Variety Talk Series nomination for ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Gyllenhaal, a Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee, is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for “The Honourable Woman.”

LL Cool J, who hosts Spike TV hit “Lip Sync Battle,” was nominated for an Emmy in 2012 for hosting the Grammys, and Poehler is nominated for three Emmys this year for work on both NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” and the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony.

Produced by Don Mischer Productions, the 67th Emmy Awards will be hosted by Andy Samberg and will air live coast-to-coast on September 20 8pm/7c on Fox from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.