Five-time Primetime Emmy Award nominees Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are the first presenters announced for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. This marks the first time that Douglas and Damon have presented at the Emmy Awards. In total, "Behind the Candelabra," for which both Douglas and Damon were nominated this year for the roles of Liberace and Scott Thorson respectively, received 15 nominations.
The telecast will air live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22nd, (8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDT) on CBS.
MICHAEL DOUGLAS — Nominee this year for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie ("Behind the Candelabra").
He was previously nominated in 2002 for Outstanding Guest Star in a Comedy Series (Will & Grace) as well as for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama (The Streets of San Francisco) in 1974 and Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor ("The Streets of San Francisco) in 1975 and 1976.
MATT DAMON — Nominee this year for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie ("Behind the Candelabra").
He was previously nominated in 2011 for Outstanding Guest Star in a Comedy Series (30 Rock) as well as one of the nominated producers for Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Project Greenlight) in 2002 and Outstanding Reality Program (Project Greenlight) in 2004 and 2005.
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.