Emmy Countdown: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick & Ricky Gervais Among Presenters For Emmy Awards

The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards are days away, but Hollywood is already gearing up for Sunday’s awards. Here’s a look at what’s already going around about Tinseltown:



The Emmy Awards are about to open a whole new set of degrees for the Kevin Bacon game.

Bacon and his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, are slated to present together at Sunday’s ceremony. The “Footloose” actor is nominated for lead actor in a miniseries or movie for HBO’s “Taking Chance,” while Sedgwick is up for lead actress in a drama series for her role on “The Closer.”

Other Emmy presenters announced Tuesday include Alec Baldwin, Ricky Gervais, Cat Deeley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sigourney Weaver and Kate Walsh.

The live telecast is scheduled for 8 p.m. EDT Sunday on CBS.

The Academy of Television Arts&Sciences named its first round of presenters Monday, including Tina Fey, Kiefer Sutherland and Simon Baker.



Past winners recall the moments they won their first Emmy Awards:

— “It went beyond losing my virginity. It was a glorious night, spectacular night. I never expected to win awards when I got into this racket. But to have Jack Benny and Lucille Ball present me with my award. And then to win it for a role I adored. If they had known, and they probably suspected, I would have paid to do that role, and to be with those people.” — Ed Asner, who won a comedy supporting actor Emmy in 1971 for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

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