The Television Academy has revealed the first seven presenters on Thursday for the 2020 Emmy Awards ceremony slated for Sunday, September 20. The event will be hosted live virtually on ABC by Jimmy Kimmel.
Emmys presenters also nominated this year are Anthony Anderson (“black-ish”) and Issa Rae (“Insecure”). Previous winners America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”), Lena Waithe (“Master of None”) and TV Hall of Fame member Oprah Winfrey will also make appearances. In addition, expect to see Gabrielle Union (“L.A.’s Finest”) and J.J. Watt (NFL defensive star). More people will be announced soon in the lead-up to that Sunday.
It was also unveiled on Tuesday 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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