The 2019 Emmy Awards show does not have a host, but it is full of A-list celebrity presenters. This year’s Emmys presenters, according to Entertainment Tonight, include Kerry Washington, James Corden, Tim Allen, Angela Bassett, Nick Cannon, Anna Chlumsky, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Naomi Watts, Cedric the Entertainer, RuPaul, Bill Hader, Gwendoline Christie, Stephen Colbert, Jane Lynch, Emilia Clarke, Gary Cole, Viola Davis, Luke Kirby, Marisa Tomei, Sophie Turner, Adam Devine, Peter Dinklage, Michael Douglas, Kevin Dunn, Clea DuVall, Max Greenfield, Ike Barinholtz, Tony Hale, Ben Stiller, Halsey, Jon Hamm, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Timothy Hutton, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Bradley Whitford, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jharrel Jerome, Ken Jeong, Jimmy Smits, Kim Kardashian, Jimmy Kimmel, Regina King, Peter Krause, Hugh Laurie, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Thomas Lennon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Cherry Jones, Catherine O’Hara, Gwyneth Paltrow, Randall Park, Amy Poehler, Billy Porter, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Anderson, Sam Richardson, Maya Rudolph, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Lilly Singh, Brittany Snow, Sarah Sutherland, Carice van Houten, Matt Walsh, Alfie Allen, Seth Meyers, Maisie Williams, and Zendaya.
Get to know more about the presenters who are also nominees tonight.
Emmys 2019 Nominees
Now that you know who is presenting, let’s get into which of these stars are pulling double duty tonight as nominees. Ted Danson, Michael Douglas, Bill Hader and Anthony Anderson are all nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Anthony Anderson is nominated for his role as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Sr. on Black-ish, Danson is nominated for his role as Michael on The Good Place, Michael Douglas is a nominee for playing Sandy Kominsky on The Kominsky Method, and Bill Hader is nominated for playing Barry Berkman/Barry Block on Barry.
Again, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her hit show Veep.
Nominees Viola Davis and Emilia Clarke are up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Jharrel Jerome is nominated for his role as Korey Wise on When They See Us, in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category.
Tony Hale is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, for his character on Veep. And, another Veep nominee and presenter is Anna Chlumsky, who is nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category.
Presenter Alfie Allen is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Game of Thrones. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage are nominated in the same category, also for Game of Thrones.
Gwendoline Christie is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Game of Thrones, as are presenters Sophie Turne, Maisie Williams, and Lena Headey.
Emmys 2019 News
Jimmy Kimmel, who is a veteran awards show host, talked about the Oscars ratings over the Emmys and, according to CNN, said, “The fact that the ratings on the Oscars were higher is because the show was shorter. If they do the same thing this year, everyone will find that that was the case … But I personally remember Billy Crystal hosting and Steve Martin hosting, and for me, I wasn’t as interested in the acting awards as I was in seeing how these comedians that I liked would handle the show.” Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier stated that the show opted to not have a host this year so that it could spend a little more time to honor a lot of hit shows that have ended their run this year.
Don Mischer, a producer of the 2019 Emmys, spoke with the NY Times about striving to get low Emmys ratings up, explaining that, “When you’re thinking about people in Birmingham or Des Moines, we have to face the reality that there are a lot of people out there who are just not going to be familiar with all the nominated content. One thing we’re trying to do is help the audience understand why Fleabag got those nominations. Or Chernobyl.”