SECOND GROUP OF PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 61ST PRIMETIME EMMY(R) AWARDS AIRING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 ON CBS
Alec Baldwin, Kaley Cuoco, Cat Deeley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Johnny Galecki, Ricky Gervais, Jim Parsons, Amy Poehler, Anna Torv, Sigourney Weaver and Kate Walsh To Present
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick To Present Together
Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J of CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" To Present Together
Primetime Emmy� Award nominees Kevin Bacon, Alec Baldwin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ricky Gervais, Jim Parsons, Amy Poehler, Kyra Sedgwick and Sigourney Weaver along with Kaley Cuoco, Cat Deeley, Johnny Galecki, LL Cool J, Chris O'Donnell, Anna Torv and Kate Walsh will present at the 61st PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS. The telecast will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 20 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
KEVIN BACON is nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for HBO's "Taking Chance." In addition, he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for "Frost/Nixon" in 2009.
ALEC BALDWIN is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Jack Donaghy on NBC's "30 Rock," which earned him his first Primetime Emmy Award in 2008. His role also garnered him two Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Baldwin's additional television credits include "Saturday Night Live," "Will & Grace" and "Las Vegas." His recent feature credits include "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," "The Good Shepherd," "Running with Scissors" and "The Cooler," for which his performance earned him nominations for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award.
KALEY CUOCO currently portrays Penny, the beautiful girl-next-door who captures the heart of one of her brilliant misfit neighbors in the hit CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory." She was the recipient of a Teen Choice Award in 2003 for her role in the series "8 Simple Rules."
CAT DEELEY is the host of FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance," which won two Primetime Emmy Awards this year (for Outstanding Costumes for a Variety/Music Program or Special and for Outstanding Choreography), and earned three more Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Deeley was Jay Leno's first regular entertainment correspondent on "The Tonight Show" and recently performed the same duty for "Good Morning America." She is a double BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award winner and has won many other awards for her work on some of the UK's hottest primetime shows.
JOHNNY GALECKI portrays Leonard, a lovelorn physicist hopelessly enamored with his neighbor in CBS's acclaimed comedy "The Big Bang Theory." He previously starred as David in the long-running series "Roseanne," for which he won a Young Artist Award. His additional television credits include a recurring role in "My Boys" and guest appearances in "My Name is Earl."
RICKY GERVAIS is a two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner and multiple award nominee. He has earned another nomination this year for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for his work on "Ricky Gervais: Out of England - the Stand-Up Special."
LL COOL J will star as special agent Sam Hanna in CBS's new series "NCIS: Los Angeles." A two-time Grammy Award-winner and NAACP Image Award recipient, LL COOL J was first introduced to the world in 1984 as a Def Jam Records flagship artist and became the first rap artist to amass 10 consecutive platinum-plus selling albums. He is a multi-platinum artist who is currently tied for third place for the most Billboard chart debuts by a rapper. Last year he released his critically acclaimed album "Exit 13." As an actor, LL COOL J recently completed production on "The Deal" opposite William H. Macy and Meg Ryan. He also starred in "Last Holiday," opposite Queen Latifah, and "Edison," starring Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey and Justin Timberlake.
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Christine Campbell in "The New Adventures of Old Christine," and was nominated again this year for the fourth time in a row. Additionally, she was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for this role in 2007. Louis-Dreyfus earned worldwide acclaim for her portrayal of Elaine Benes on the hit series "Seinfeld," for which she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, a Golden Globe Award, five Screen Actors Guild Awards and four American Comedy Awards during the show's nine-year run.
CHRIS O'DONNELL will be seen in the new fall CBS drama series "NCIS: Los Angeles" opposite LL COOL J. His television credits include "Two and a Half Men," "Grey's Anatomy," "Head Cases" and "The Practice."
JIM PARSONS is a first-time Primetime Emmy nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his scene-stealing portrayal of genius but socially awkward Sheldon, on CBS's hit comedy "The Big Bang Theory." Earlier this year, when the show took home a TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, Parsons was doubly honored, taking home a second TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy.
AMY POEHLER is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on "Saturday Night Live," which also earned her a nomination in 2008. She currently stars in NBC's "Parks and Recreation" as Leslie Knope. She began her first season of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as a featured player in 2001 and was upped to repertory cast in 2002. Poehler also currently lends her voice to the animated show "Mighty B" as the main character Bessie Higginbottom for which she received a 2009 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program.
KYRA SEDGWICK received her fourth Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on "The Closer." Her role earned her a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama in 2007.
ANNA TORV became a household name as the female lead, Olivia Dunham, in the J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Series "Fringe" on Fox. She will next be seen in the Tom Hanks produced HBO Mini-Series "The Pacific."
KATE WALSH is known for her role as Dr. Addison Montgomery on the ABC drama "Private Practice," a spin-off of "Grey's Anatomy," where Walsh made her first appearance in 2005 as the unfaithful wife opposite Patrick Dempsey. On the big screen, Walsh recently completed production on the supernatural thriller "Legion," which will release domestically in January of 2010 by Screen Gems. After "Legion," Walsh went into production on the upcoming MGM release "Hot Tub Time Machine," which will be released into theaters in March of 2010.
SIGOURNEY WEAVER is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her portrayal of Mary Griffith in "Prayers for Bobby," which is nominated for Outstanding Made for Television Movie. Weaver is also a three-time Academy Award nominee for her performances in "Aliens," "Gorillas in the Mist" and "Working Girl."
The 61ST PRIMETIME EMMY� AWARDS is being produced by Don Mischer Productions. Multiple Emmy Award winner Don Mischer recently produced and directed "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial," and the Bruce Springsteen Super Bowl XLIII Halftime Show.
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