Jimmy Fallon has been in place as host for months, but the Primetime Emmy Awards are beginning to unveil the big names who will help hand out hardware next month.
Among the first batch of presenters announced by the Academy on Monday are the stars of “Modern Family” and “Glee” — the two sitcoms widely expected to duke it out for “best comedy — and a pair of actors who got their break on the American and British versions of “The Office.
Emmy Award nominees January Jones, Julianna Margulies, Matthew Morrison and Sofia Vergara along with Ricky Gervais and John Krasinski will present awards. Margulies is a past Emmy winner for her work on “E.R.,” she’s nominated this year for her role on the CBS drama “The Good Wife.” Jones is a first-time nominee for her role as bored housewife Betty Draper on AMC’s “Mad Men.” Morrision and Vergara are Emmy newbies, up this year for their performances on “Glee” and “Modern Family” respectively.
As for Gervais and Krasinski, they’re best known for their work on “The Office,” the show that Gervais launched in the U.K. and Krasinski helped to popularize on this side of the pond.
The telecast will be broadcast live coast-to-coast from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 29 (5:00pm PT / 8pm ET) on NBC.