THIRD SET OF PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 61ST PRIMETIME EMMY(R) AWARDS AIRING SUNDAY, SEPT. 20, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Patricia Arquette, David Boreanaz, Jon Cryer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rob Lowe, Tracy Morgan, Hayden Panettiere, Bob Newhart, Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders to Present
Outstanding Guest Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, Michael J. Fox and Ellen Burstyn, to Present
Primetime Emmy� Award winners Michael J. Fox and Ellen Burstyn along with nominees Jon Cryer, Tracy Morgan and Bob Newhart, in addition to Patricia Arquette, David Boreanaz, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rob Lowe, Hayden Panettiere, Josh Radnor and Cobie Smulders will present at the 61ST PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS. The telecast will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 20 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
PATRICIA ARQUETTE received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as psychic Allison DuBois on NBC's "Medium" in 2005. For her role on the show, she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe in 2006, a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award 2007 and she was shortlisted for an Emmy in 2008.
DAVID BOREANAZ stars as Special Agent Seeley Booth on FOX's crime drama series "Bones." After three seasons of playing Angel in the hit series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," he received his own spin-off show, "Angel," which ran from 1999 - 2004. Boreanaz is also currently filming the feature film "Priest."
ELLEN BURSTYN's illustrious acting career encompasses film, stage and television. In 1975 she won both the Academy Award ("Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore") and the Tony Award ("Same Time, Next Year"), and has just won the 2009 Primetime Emmy for her guest appearance in "Law & Order: SVU." She became a national best-selling author in 2006 with the publication of her memoir, "Lessons in Becoming Myself." Devoting much time to the famed Actors Studio, Burstyn serves as co-president with Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel, and lectures throughout the country on a wide range of topics.
JON CRYER received his fourth Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Alan Harper in CBS's hit comedy "Two and a Half Men." His other television credits include "The Famous Teddy Z," "Getting Personal," "Partners" and "The Trouble with Normal." Previous movie credits include "No Small Affair," "Pretty in Pink," "Hot Shots!," and, most recently, "Shorts" and "Weather Girl." He co-wrote, produced and starred in the films "The Pompatus of Love" and "Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God...Be Back by Five." Cryer has also gained acclaim for his work on stage in "Torch Song Trilogy," "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "Boy's Life" and "900 Oneonta."
MICHAEL J. FOX won his fifth Primetime Emmy Award at the 2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of "Dwight" on FX's "Rescue Me." He received his first three consecutively for his role as "Alex P. Keaton" on "Family Ties" and his fourth for his role as Mike Flaherty on "Spin City." Fox's additional television credits include "Boston Legal" and "Scrubs," with feature film credits including the "Back to the Future" and "Stuart Little" trilogies, "Doc Hollywood," "Teen Wolf," "The American President" and "The Frighteners." His foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.
JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT plays Melinda Gordon on CBS's drama series "Ghost Whisperer." She was also recently seen starring in two independent features, "The Truth About Love" and "If Only," which she produced with her production company LoveSpell Entertainment. She is also known to television audiences as Sarah Reeves from the award-winning drama series "Party of Five."
ROB LOWE stars as Robert McCallister in the critically acclaimed ABC drama series "Brothers & Sisters." He received a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2001 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Sam Seaborn in "The West Wing." His additional television credits include "Dr. Vegas," "Beach Girls" and "The Lyon's Den." He became known after appearing in movies such as "The Outsiders" and "St. Elmo's Fire." He will appear in the WB feature film "The Invention of Lying" coming out Oct. 2nd.
TRACY MORGAN received his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Tracy Jordan on "30 Rock." Morgan's upcoming feature credits include "A Couple of Dicks" opposite Bruce Willis, and "Death at a Funeral" with Chris Rock. He most recently starred in the Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films' animated movie "G-Force," to which he lent his voice and will release his first book "I Am the New Black" in October.
BOB NEWHART is a five-time Primetime Emmy Nominee and has earned his sixth this year for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his portrayal of Judson in "The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice." Newhart's career has spanned several successful television series, 14 feature films and millions of albums sold worldwide and he is the recipient of many honors, including the prestigious "Mark Twain Prize for American Humor," presented by the Kennedy Center and a designation as an "American Master" by PBS. In 1993, Newhart was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.
HAYDEN PANETTIERE was the recipient of a Teen Choice Award in 2009 for Choice TV Actress: Action Adventure for her role as Claire on NBC's "Heroes." She came to professional prominence at the age of 11 with her portrayal of Sheryl Yoast in Disney's "Remember the Titans." She also portrayed Sarah Roberts on "One Life to Live" from 1994-1997 and Lizzie Spaulding on "Guiding Light" from 1996-2000.
JOSH RADNOR is best-known for playing the main character, Ted Mosby, on the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother." In 2002, Radnor made his Broadway debut in the stage version of "The Graduate" alongside Kathleen Turner and Alicia Silverstone. In July 2008, he starred opposite Jennifer Westfeldt in the premiere of the play "Finks."
COBIE SMULDERS stars in the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother." She won over audiences as Robin Sherbatsky - a guy's girl, former Canadian teen pop sensation and the only one to ever steal womanizer Barney's heart. Smulders starred as Juliet Droil in the ABC program "Veritas: The Quest," the series marked her first series role for television. She also guest starred on "Sex and the City" and "The L Word."
The 61ST PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS� is being produced by Don Mischer Productions. Multiple Emmy Award winner Don Mischer recently produced and directed "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial," and the Bruce Springsteen Super Bowl XLIII Halftime Show.
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