I wasn't going to watch since PB got snubbed, but now I'll tape it since Went will be there. Longoria, Colbert Join Emmy Presenters
'Prison Break' star Miller, Fey will also hand out awards
August 4 2006
Eva LongoriaLOS ANGELES -- "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria and icon of truthiness (and Emmy nominee) Stephen Colbert have joined the ranks of presenters at the Primetime Emmy Awards later this month.
The latest group of presenters also includes nominee Helen Mirren, "Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller, Jennifer Love Hewitt of CBS' "Ghost Whisperer" and Tina Fey and Bradley Whitford, both of whom star in new NBC series this fall ("30 Rock" and "Studio 60," respectively). The Emmys, not coincidentally, air on NBC this year.
Conan O'Brien will host the 58th annual awards, which are scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 27. The earlier-than-usual date is due to NBC's new Sunday-night NFL franchise, which kicks off in early September.
Mirren, a two-time Emmy winner, is nominated this year for her performance in the title role of HBO's miniseries "Elizabeth I." Colbert has also won two Emmys as a member of "The Daily Show's" writing team; he's up for his first individual award, for outstanding individual performance in a variety program as host of "The Colbert Report."
Longoria is the second "Housewives" cast member to come aboard the Emmy show as a presenter. Felicity Huffman, who won the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy, will return to the stage to hand out an award this year. She won't be accepting an award this time, though, as she wasn't nominated.
Other previously announced presenters include "Sopranos" stars James Gandolfini and Edie Falco, "House's" Hugh Laurie, Dennis Haysbert ("The Unit"), Evangeline Lilly ("Lost"), Matthew Perry ("Studio 60") and nominees Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("The New Adventures of Old Christine"), Heidi Klum ("Project Runway"), Jon Stewart ("The Daily Show") and Kiefer Sutherland ("24").