In recognition of outstanding contribution to the television industry, the Primetime Emmy® Awards bestows the U.S. television industry’s highest honors for national primetime and late night programming, with awards presented in 27 categories including areas of exceptional merit. This year's glamorous event will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.
This year's ceremony is especially grand, as legendary solo artist Elton John will be performing for the first time ever on the Emmys® stage. The multi-awarded superstar’s performance will serve as a tribute to the late, world-renowned performer Liberace, whose HBO biopic, “Behind the Candelabra” is nominated for fifteen Emmy Awards this year.
This year’s Emmys® is also bringing forth a well-loved list of presenters, including past winners, nominees and other A-list talents. Among those taking the stage to present the awards are Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Sofia Vergara, Jimmy Kimmel, Alec Baldwin, Claire Danes, Anna Faris, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Bryan Cranston, Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Andre Braugher, Allison Janney, Kerry Washington, Diahann Carroll, and sisters Emily and Zooey Deschanel.
Aside from all these, the “In Memoriam” segment will be presented in a unique new format this year. Close friends and co-workers will be paying personal tribute to five individuals from the TV industry, including Jane Lynch, who will remember her friend and "Glee" co-star Cory Monteith; Edie Falco, who will remember "Sopranos" co-star James Gandolfini; Michael J. Fox who will pay tribute to "Family Ties" producer Gary David Goldberg; Rob Reiner will pay tribute to his long time "All in the Family" cast member Jean Stapleton; and Robin Williams will remember his friend and mentor Jonathan Winters ("Mork and Mindy").
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, deemed one of the most spectacular events in the entertainment industry, will air live on Philippine television on Velvet (SkyCable channel 53) on Monday (September 23) at 8:00 a.m., with an encore telecast at 8:00 p.m. and replays on Tuesday (September 24) at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday (September 28) at 9:00 p.m. For updates, follow @VelvetChannel on Twitter and like www.facebook.com/VelvetChannel.