3:22pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Chuck Lorre, Billy Eichner to Present at Creative Arts Emmys
The TV Academy has selected its final group of presenters for the Creative Arts Emmys.
Drawing on talent from television’s top comedies and dramas, the list includes Louie’s Pamela Adlon, Rizzoli & Isles’ Sasha Alexander, UnReal’s Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer, Comedy Bang Bang’s Scott Aukerman, House of Cards’ Reg E. Cathey, Billy on the Street’s Billy Eichner, Project Runway’s Heidi Klum, The Big Bang Theory’s Chuck Lorre,The Brink’s Aasif Mandvi, Scorpion’s Katharine McPhee, The Last Man on Earth’s Kristen Schaal, Silicon Valley’s Martin Starr and Parenthood’s Mae Whitman.
They join previously announced presenters Masters of Sex’s Beau Bridges, The Comedians’ Mel Brooks, So You Think You Can Dance’s Cat Deeley, Vampire Diaries’s Nina Dobrev, Children’s Hospital’s Rob Corddry and Paul Scheer, American Odyssey’s Peter Facinelli, Robot Chicken’s Seth Green, Mom’s Allison Janney, @midnight’s Chris Hardwick, Dr. Ken’s Ken Jeong, The Goldbergs’ Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jane The Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez, Property Brothers’ Drew and Jonathan Silver Scott, StarTalk’s Neil deGrasse Tyson, Transparent’s Bradley Whitford and Modern Family’s Fred Willard.
The Academy also announced that A+E Networks will receive its 2015 Governors Award, an honor given to an individual, company, organization or project during the Creative Arts ceremony for its outstanding achievement in the TV industry. The cabler was chosen for being an active participant in the communities it entertains, undertaking significant pro-social initiatives that tie in with its programming and creating powerful partnerships with such organizations as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, March of Dimes, NAACP, Stand Up to Cancer and Team Rubicon. In addition, A&E’s Intervention Town Hall Meetings, Lifetime’s Broad Focus, History’s Thank a Veteran at Work and Take A Veteran to School have all joined with corporate and government leaders, including the White House, to help others through major public service initiatives. Such campaigns have advanced causes ranging from drug and alcohol addiction and recovery to women and girls’ empowerment to breast cancer research and advocacy and much more.
“For over 30 years, A+E Networks has had an unwavering commitment to the communities we serve. It is a great honor for our Corporate Outreach initiatives to be recognized by the Television Academy with its Governors Award,” said the network’s president and CEO Nancy Dubuc. “Television is a powerful medium and we are proud to be able to use our networks and platforms to shine a light on important social issues."
The Creative Arts Emmys, executive produced by Bob Bain, will take place at the Microsoft Theater on Sept. 12 at 4 p.m., and will be streamed in its entirety as part of the Backstage LIVE! programming on Emmys.com, Yahoo.com and FOX.com starting at 12:00 p.m. on Sept. 20 ahead of the Primetime Emmys. A two and a half-hour version of the show will air on FXX on Sept. 19 at 8 p.m.