FOURTH SET OF PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR "THE 60th PRIMETIME EMMY(R) AWARDS" AIRING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, ON ABC
Christina Applegate, Candice Bergen, David Boreanaz, Wayne Brady, Lauren Conrad, Jimmy Kimmel and Kiefer Sutherland Confirmed to Present
The fourth set of presenters for "The 60th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" includes Christina Applegate, David Boreanaz, Wayne Brady, Lauren Conrad, Jimmy Kimmel and Kiefer Sutherland. The telecast will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.
"We are thrilled to announce another great group of presenters for the telecast," said Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich. "Each will bring something exciting to the show, and the lineup promises to make the evening a night to remember."
Emmy Award winner Christina Applegate received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Samantha Newly on ABC's "Samantha Who?" Applegate's career spans television, feature films and Broadway. She first gained widespread attention as the sexy and sarcastic Kelly Bundy on the long-running Fox series, "Married with Children." She would later appear as a guest star on "Friends," which earned her her first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. On Broadway she made her debut in the revival of "Sweet Charity," in the starring role of Charity Hope Valentine, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, as well as a Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Musical. She can currently be seen opposite Rainn Wilson in the feature film comedy "The Rocker." Applegate's film credits include "Sweetest Thing," the DreamWorks comedy "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" with Will Farrell, Lionsgate Films' "Wonderland," Miramax's "View from the Top" with Gwyneth Paltrow and "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead."
Candice Bergen received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Shirley Schmidt on ABC's "Boston Legal." She currently appears in "The Woman," a remake of the 1939 classic which reunited her with "Murphy Brown" creator Diane English, who also wrote and directed the film. This summer Bergen reprised the character of Enid Mead in "Sex & the City," and she recently finished work on the comedy "Bridewars," co-starring Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson. Bergen received five Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for her groundbreaking role on "Murphy Brown," which ran for 10 seasons.
David Boreanaz can currently be seen in the FOX drama series "Bones" as Special Agent Seeley Booth. He has wrapped production on the independent sports drama "Our Lady of Victory," in which he stars alongside Carla Gugino and Ellen Burstyn. His other film credits include the animated feature "Justice League: The New Frontier," to which he lent his voice to Hal Jordan/The Green Lantern, and he recently starred opposite Anne Heche in Alan Cummings' independent black comedy, "Suffering Man's Charity." Boreanaz is best known for his role as Angel on the hit television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." He later starred in the title role on the series spin-off, "Angel."
This fall Emmy Award winner Wayne Brady will resume his role as host for the third season of FOX's "Don't Forget the Lyrics." Currently he can be seen performing at the Las Vegas Venetian Hotel with his hit stage show "Makin It Up," an improv and musical extravaganza. This September Brady will release his first musical album for Peak Records entitled "A Long Time Coming." Best known for his improvisational skills on ABC's "Who's Line Is It Anyway?," which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award in 2003 for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program," Brady later appeared as host of his own syndicated talk/variety series, "The Wayne Brady Show," which earned him two Daytime Emmys, for Outstanding Talk Show Host and Outstanding Talk Show. Other television credits include "The Dave Chappelle Show," "30 Rock," "How I Met Your Mother," "Dirt" and "Everybody Hates Chris."
Lauren Conrad, a celebrity designer and star of MTV's reality show "The Hills," will design a one of a kind couture red carpet gown for the 60th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards' trophy girl. An entrepreneur and designer, Conrad began her own fashion line and launched Lauren Conrad Collection in 2007. Her fashion line reflects her upbringing in Southern California with dresses, tops and silhouettes that include novelty detailing, playful accents and clean lines and shapes. She has graced the covers of SHAPE Magazine, Rollingstone, Teen Vogue, Seventeen Magazine and CosmoGIRL! Conrad has also appeared in the pages of such publications as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes.
Jimmy Kimmel is the host and executive producer of the late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on ABC. He has hosted such high profile events that include the 2007 American Music Awards and the 2007 ESPY Awards. Kimmel co-hosted Comedy Central's "The Man Show," served for four seasons as on-air prognosticator for "Fox NFL Sunday," and co-hosted Comedy Central's long-running and popular game show, "Win Ben Stein's Money," for which he received two Daytime Emmy nominations and one win for Best Game Show Host in 1999. Kimmel's company, Jackhole Industries, formed with partners Daniel Kellison and Adam Carolla, is responsible for "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Man Show," "Crank Yankers," "The Andy Milonakis Show," "Gerhard Reinke's Wanderlust," "Too Late with Adam Carolla," "The Adam Carolla Project" and the made-for-Comedy Central feature film, "Windy City Heat."
Kiefer Sutherland currently star's in FOX's drama series "24" as Jack Bauer, which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. His role has also earned him two Screen Actor Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award and the Golden Nymph Award. FOX's "24" will return for its seventh season in January 2009, with a special "24" prequel airing in November 2008. Sutherland can currently be seen starring in New Regency's thriller "Mirrors," opposite Amy Smart and Paula Patton. He also starred in "The River Queen," opposite Samantha Morton.