STARS OF GREY'S ANATOMY, BROTHERS & SISTERS, MANY MORE ABOARD AS PRESENTERS FOR THE 59TH PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS,
AIRING LIVE SUNDAY, SEPT. 16 ON FOX
North Hollywood, CA, Sept. 12, 2007 – Leslie Caron, Patrick Dempsey, Sally Field, John Goodman, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Queen Latifah, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Kathryn Morris, Masi Oka, Ray Romano, Elaine Stritch and Stanley Tucci have been confirmed as presenters for the 59th Primetime Emmy® Awards, telecast executive producer Ken Ehrlich announced today.
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest (“American Idol"), the show will broadcast live from the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 16 (8:00-11:00 ET live/ PT tape delayed) on FOX.
Leslie Caron received her first Primetime Emmy Award this year for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Lorraine Delmas on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Patrick Dempsey can currently be seen on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” as Dr. Derek Shepherd. Dempsey received a Primetime Emmy Nomination in 2001 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in “Once and Again.”
Sally Field’s portrayal of Nora Walker on ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters” has earned her a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
John Goodman received a Primetime Emmy Award this year for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Judge Robert Bebe on NBC’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.”
Teri Hatcher was nominated in 2005 for her role on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” as Susan Mayer, for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Felicity Huffman can currently be seen on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” as Lynette Scavo, which has earned her a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Queen Latifah has earned her first Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role as Ana on “Life Support.”
Primetime Emmy Award-winner Debra Messing has received a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her portrayal of Molly Kagan on USA’s “The Starter Wife.”
Helen Mirren received a Primetime Emmy Nomination for her portrayal of Jane Tennison on “Prime Suspect: The Final Act,” for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.
Kathryn Morris can currently be seen on CBS’ “Cold Case” as Detective Lilly Rush.
Masi Oka’s portrayal of Hiro Nakamura on NBC’s “Heroes” has earned him his first Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Primetime Emmy Award-winner in 2002 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Ray Romano is best known for his role as Ray Barone on CBS’ “Everybody Loves Raymond.” He received two additional Primetime Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Comedy Series” as an Executive Producer in 2003 and 2005.
Primetime Emmy Award-winner Elaine Stritch received her third Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Colleen on NBC’s “30 Rock.”
Stanley Tucci received his second Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as David Ruskin on USA’s “Monk.”
The 59th Primetime Emmy® Awards is being produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures LLC and is presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer; Renato Basile and Danette Herman are the producers; Herman also serves as the executive in charge of talent. Bruce Gowers will direct.
Visit to the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards area for more awards information.
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About the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1946 just one month after network television was born. It is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunications arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunications industry. In addition to recognizing outstanding programming through its Emmy® Award, the Television Academy publishes Emmy® Magazine and stages many industry-related programs, services and year-round events for the television community.
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