As everyone waits to see whether Jon Hamm will finally take a Lead Actor Emmy for his last season on AMC’s Mad Men, a variety of presenters will be on hand to dole out awards. Andy Samberg, of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, steps up as host, which will give the show a decidedly comedic slant. Samberg recently told the New York Times, “I’m about to host a thing and asking a million people to do cameos.” Perhaps those cameos include some former SNL buddies, meaning appearances by the likes of Jimmy Fallon wouldn’t be an unexpected presence.
On the presenters side of the board, the Television Academy made their final announcements. Several stars (including Zachary Levi, Ben McKenzie and Fred Savage) will present to promote their current shows. Outgoing Key & Peele stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will present in addition to standing as nominees, as will Viola Davis, Eric Stonestreet, Mel Brooks, and Colin Hanks. Here are the previously announced presenters:
Amy Schumer, Empire duo Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, James Corden, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tina Fey, Will Forte, Lady Gaga, Ricky Gervais, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Marcia Gay Harden, Lena Headey, LL COOL J, Mindy Kaling, Jimmy Kimmel, Rob Lowe, Jane Lynch, Seth Meyers, John Oliver, Amy Poehler, Emma Roberts, Gina Rodriguez, Tracee Ellis Ross, Liev Schreiber, John Stamos and Kerry Washington.
Also joining the crowd are last year’s Creative Arts Emmys winners (Margo Martindale, Joan Cusack, Bradley Whitford, and Reg E. Cathey). All presenters will walk away with an enormous swag bag which could be worth up to $50,000. Gifts will include luxury vacations to places like Bali and Costa Rica, plus fun stuff like facials, spa treatments, Bose headphones, mattresses, gym memberships, and Ferragamo sunglasses. The package is subject to taxation, which puts a damper on the gift-giving spirit.
The Emmy Awards will air Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.