With “The X-Files” set to return January 24 on FOX, we think it only fitting for the network to invite Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny to present an award on the upcoming Emmy telecast. Besides the free promotion of the six-episode revival of one of its biggest hits, it’d also be a great way for FOX to honor what many consider to be the network’s defining drama series.
Over the course of its nine seasons, “The X-Files” won 16 Emmys including Best Actress for Anderson, Best Writing for Darin Morgan (who’s returning as a writer/producer for the new miniseries), Best Guest Actor for Peter Boyle and Best Main Title Design for its iconic opening sequence. Scroll down to see which 11 episodes won Emmy Awards in our photo gallery.
But Anderson and Duchovny aren’t the only stars we want to see on the Sept. 20 Emmyscast. We asked our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, to weigh in on this hot topic. Read some of their comments below and then join the fierce debate in our forums here.
Irishmovielover4ever: The dream would be Cicely Tyson wins guest actress and instead of presenting directing/writing they keep her to present Best Drama Actress, with Viola Davis or Taraji P. Henson winning.
KylieistBoi: Lady Gaga presenting the Movie/Mini Actress award and performing during “In Memoriam.”
keithw: It’s always great to see legendary performers present … Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Carol Burnett or pairings from old TV shows.
Reis: Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) presenting all the categories playing different characters.
FNLFan89: Given how many times he’s won and that he’s now ineligible, Bryan Cranston should present Best Drama Actor.
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