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September 10, 2013

Four Exciting Presenting Duos Set for Primetime Show

Presenter Pairings include Kerry Washington & Diahann Carroll, Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel & Emily Deschanel and Allison Janney & Anna Faris

  • Diahann Carroll and Kerry Washington

    Diahann Carroll and Kerry Washington

    Carroll: Katy Winn/Invision/AP, Washington: Dario Cantatore/Invision/AP
  • Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

    Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
  • Emily Deschanel and Zooey Deschanel

    Emily Deschanel and Zooey Deschanel

    Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
  • Anna Faris and Allison Janney

    Anna Faris and Allison Janney

    Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Four pairs of television's biggest performers have been unveiled as additional presenters for the 65th Emmy Awards. These presenter pairings include first-time Emmy nominee Kerry Washington and four-time Emmy nominee Diahann Carroll, Emmy nominees and leading funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, FOX stars Zooey Deschanel and Emily Deschanel, and new CBS co-stars Allison Janney and Anna Faris. The telecast will air live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22nd, (8:00 PM EDT live / 5:00 PM PDT live) on CBS.

Nominated for her role on the ABC hit series Scandal, Kerry Washington is the first African-American woman since 1995 to be nominated in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama series. She will present with groundbreaking iconic actress and four-time Emmy award nominee Diahann Carroll, who currently appears on the USA television drama, White Collar.

Nominated for a combined 11 Emmys, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will join forces once again as presenters this year. Following their Emmy-nominated performance as the hosts of The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, this will certainly be a moment of the show that is not to be missed.

While Zooey Deschanel and Emily Deschanel share a last name, as well as the FOX network for their shows, this will be the first time that the sisters have shared the Emmy stage together as presenters.

Four-time Emmy award winner Allison Janney makes her highly anticipated return to television this fall along with co-star Anna Faris who segues from big screen stardom to one of television's most anticipated new series, Mom on CBS.

Executive produced by Ken Ehrlich, the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris who also serves as a producer on the telecast. If you plan to Tweet this story, please use #Emmys and mention the official Emmys Twitter handle @primetimeemmys.

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