But CBS’s announcement that Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, stars of HBO’s Liberace movie “Behind the Candelabra” will present brings hope of a full-costume, sequined entrance. It probably won’t happen that way, but viewers can dream.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey won rave reviews for their hosting of January’s Golden Globes ceremony, so Emmy producers have wisely enlisted them to re-team as Emmy presenters.
And the Deschanel sisters – Emily of “Bones” and Zooey of “New Girl” – will present together for the first time.
Of course, some of the presenter pairings will be purely self-serving for CBS. This happens every year: Whichever network airs the Emmys uses it as an opportunity to pimp their new shows. CBS will do the same, using the stars of its new sitcom “Mom,” Allison Janney and Anna Faris, as presenters whose presence might encourage viewers to check out their new CBS sitcom.