Emmy ceremony adds past champs Allison Janney, Debra Messing, Andy Samberg as presenters

Previous Emmy winners Allison Janney, Debra Messing, and Andy Samberg are among the latest presenters announced for the upcoming Emmy Awards. The Aug. 25 ceremony, hosted by comedian and talk show host Seth Meyers, airs live on NBC.

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Janney is a double nominee this year for her supporting role on “Mom” and guest arc on “Masters of Sex.” She has won four times before for “The West Wing.”

Messing is a six-time past nominee with a victory in 2003 for “Will and Grace.” She stars on the upcoming NBC program “The Mysteries of Laura.”

Samberg currently stars and produces the Fox comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” He won an Emmy for penning the tune “Dick in a Box,” which he crooned with Justin Timberlake on “Saturday Night Live” in 2007.

Don Mischer, executive producer of this year’s Emmy Awards, also announced seven other presenters on Thursday. Others will be unveiled over the next few days leading up to the ceremony.

Two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis stars in the upcoming ABC series “How to Get Away with Murder.”

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are Emmy-nominated writers this year for the variety sketch series “Key and Peele.”

Lucy Liu is a past Emmy nominee for “Ally McBeal” who currently stars on the CBS detective program “Elementary.”

Octavia Spencer is an Oscar champ from the 2011 film “The Help” who headlines the upcoming Fox series “Red Band Society.”

Sofia Vergara is a four-time Emmy nominated actress from ABC’s “Modern Family,” a contender yet again for Best Comedy Series.

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Previously announced as presenters for the Emmys are Halle Berry, Bryan Cranston, Zooey Deschanel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Harrelson, Adam Levine, Matthew McConaughey, Julianna Margulies, Jim Parsons, Amy Poehler, Julia Roberts, Gwen Stefani, and Kerry Washington.

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