The TV academy announced the first wave of presenters for the 2017 Emmys on Sept. 17. Among those slated to take to the stage of the Microsoft Theater for the 69th annual presentation of these top TV honors are a slew of past champs and current contenders.
Four-time winners Edie Falco (“The Sopranos,” “Nurse Jackie”) and Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) as well as Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”) will be handing out Emmys rather than collecting them.
Hoping to do both are the following nominees, who are guaranteed to make it to the podium at least once:
Riz Ahmed: Best TV Movie/Limited Series Actor (“The Night Of”) and Best Comedy Guest Actor (“Girls);
Anthony Anderson: Best Comedy Actor (“black-ish”);
Alec Baldwin: Best Comedy Supporting Actor (“Saturday Night Live”); Best Reality Host (“Match Game”);
Tracee Ellis Ross: Best Comedy Actress (“black-ish”);
Allison Janney: Best Comedy Actress (“Mom”);
Nicole Kidman: Best TV Movie/Limited Series Actor (“Big Little Lies”);
Reese Witherspoon: Best TV Movie/Limited Series Actor (“Big Little Lies”); and
Oprah Winfrey: Best TV Movie (“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”)
Also slated to appear are: Jason Bateman, Jessica Biel, Anna Faris, Rashida Jones, Lea Michele, Shemar Moore, Kumail Nanjiani and Adam Scott.
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