The Television Academy has revealed five more presenters — Ty Burrell, Ken Jeong, Mindy Kaling, Tatiana Maslany and Bob Newhart — on Friday for the 2020 Emmy Awards ceremony slated for this Sunday, September 20. The event will be hosted live virtually on ABC by Jimmy Kimmel.
The previously announced list of presenters includes Anthony Anderson, Jason Bateman, Sterling K. Brown, RuPaul Charles, Laverne Cox, Count Von Count, America Ferrera, Morgan Freeman, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, D-Nice, Randall Park, Issa Rae, Patrick Stewart, Jason Sudeikis, Gabrielle Union, Lena Waithe, J.J. Watt and Oprah Winfrey. That brings the current total to 25 celebrities, but producers are promising some surprises as well.
It was also unveiled recently that music superstar H.E.R. will perform for the “In Memoriam” segment on the show. Expect to see over 50 television contributors in that tribute, including Hall of Famers Diahann Carroll, Regis Philbin and Carl Reiner.
Best Comedy Series nominees for the show are “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Dead to Me,” “The Good Place,” “Insecure,” “The Kominsky Method,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Schitt’s Creek” and “What We Do in the Shadows.” Best Drama Series contenders are “Better Call Saul,” “The Crown,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Killing Eve,” “The Mandalorian,” “Ozark,” “Stranger Things” and “Succession.” There will be guaranteed new champs in those categories as both “Fleabag” and “Game of Thrones” ended their runs.
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