It isn’t just the Emmy Award nominees who are famous television stars. The presenters are usually quite established as well, and this year is no different. The first wave of 2015 Emmy presenters has been announced, TheWrap reports, and there is no shortage of star power.
“Empire” stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson will both present. The two play exes Lucious and Cookie Lyon on the Fox drama, but it isn’t clear if they’ll present together. Henson will also be waiting to hear if she won an award, as she is nominated for outstanding lead actress in a drama.
Maggie Gyllenhaal will also present an award while waiting to find out if she won her statue. She is nominated for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for her role in SundanceTV’s “The Honorable Woman.”
The 2015 Emmy Awards will also have plenty of comedians taking the stage, in addition to host Andy Samberg. “Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler will present, and she is nominated for outstanding lead actress in a comedy for the sixth consecutive year. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will also hand out an award, and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is nominated in the outstanding variety talk series category.
Unlike most of the other presenters, “NCIS: Los Angeles” star LL Cool J is not nominated this year. In 2012, he was nominated for outstanding special class program for his work on the 2012 Grammy Awards.
These six actors are just the first wave of Emmy presenters announced. Expect more to come before the ceremony, which will air live Sunday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. EDT on Fox. Check out the full list of nominees here.