McHale, Vergara to announce Emmy nominees

Actors will be joined by TV Academy's John Shaffner

Joel McHale of NBC's "Community" and Sofia Vergara of ABC's "Modern Family" are handling announcement duties for the primetime Emmy Award nominations.

McHale and Vergara will be joined by TV Academy chairman and CEO John Shaffner for the early morning ceremony on July 8 to reveal the nominations.

Shaffner said Wednesday that Spike Jones Jr. will produce the nominations announcement. Don Mischer is producer of the main awards show, airing live Aug. 29 on NBC.

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The ceremony gives NBC the chance to showcase network talent, with its late-night host, Jimmy Fallon, previously announced as host of the 62nd annual Emmys.

NBC is owned by General Electric Co.