Primetime: Meet Your First Batch of Emmy Presenters


We’re T-minus 13 days from the 66th annual Primetime Emmys Awards. In addition to Seth Meyers’ hosting gig and the show’s notable nominees, we now have even more reason to watch: the presenters. Today, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced 13 of the evening’s presenters, including past, present, and former Emmys contenders Matthew McConaugheyKerry WashingtonHalle BerryJulia Louis-Dreyfus, and Bryan Cranston.

In anticipation of the Emmys’ big night, we’re counting down the first group of presenter’s victories and nominations on the primetime stage. Take a bow!


Julia Louis-Dreyfus

18 nominations to date, with four wins for Seinfeld (1996), The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006), and Veep (2012, 2013)

Bryan Cranston

12 nominations to date, with four wins for Breaking Bad (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)

Jim Parsons

7 nominations to date, with three wins for The Big Bang Theory (2010, 2011, 2013)

Julianna Margulies

10 nominations to date with two wins for ER (1995), and The Good Wife (2011)

Woody Harrelson

Eight nominations to date, with one win for Cheers (1989)

Halle Berry

Four nominations to date, with one win for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (2000)

Adam Levine

15 combined Primetime Emmy and Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards nominations to date, including one win for The Voice TV competition (2013)

Amy Poehler

12 nominations to date for Saturday Night LiveParks and Recreation, and the 71st Golden Globes

Kerry Washington

Two nominations to date for Scandal (2013, 2014)

Julia Roberts

Two nominations to date for Law & Order (1990), and The Normal Heart (2014)

Matthew McConaughey

One nomination to date for True Detective (2014)

Zooey Deschanel

One nomination to date for New Girl (2012)

Gwen Stefani