Thursday, April 18, 2024

Emmy Awards, Part 1 This Weekend: Dozens of Presenters for Creative Arts Awards, from Kid Cudi to Melanie Lynskey, Leading Up to January 15th Gala


This is a big weekend in Hollywood and next week is even bigger.

You already know about the Golden Globes. But while they’re going on in one part of town, the Creative Arts Emmys will be given out — on Saturday and Sunday, at the Peacock Theater.

The Creative Arts Emmys include all the ‘below the line’ artisans, plus guest stars from TV shows.

A TV special with all the winners will be aired on Saturday, January 13th on FXX. Hopefully we’ll have some winners to report from the show tomorrow night. The big Emmy Awards are on Monday, January 15th on Fox. They were postponed from September because of the SAG strike. People Magazine, United Airlines, Fiji Water, and Johnnie Walker are among the sponsors.

Here’s a list of presenters from this weekend. It’s quite a gang!

Murray Bartlett (The Last of Us; The White Lotus), Joel Kim Booster (Fire Island), Kid Cudi (Entergalactic), Charli D’Amelio and Heidi D’Amelio (Dancing with the Stars; The D’Amelio Show), Rhys Darby (Our Flag Means Death), Akbar Gbajabiamila and Matt Iseman (American Ninja Warrior), Beatrice Grannò (The White Lotus), Carla Gugino (The Fall of the House of Usher), Devery Jacobs (Reservation Dogs; Echo), Lala Kent, Tom Sandoval, Tom Schwartz and Scheana Shay (Vanderpump Rules), Aja Naomi King (Lessons in Chemistry), Rhett McLaughlin & Link Neal (Good Mythical Morning), Nick Offerman (The Last of Us), Chris Perfetti (Abbott Elementary), Lewis Pullman (Lessons in Chemistry), J. Smith-Cameron (Succession), Stefania Spampinato (Grey’s Anatomy; Station 19), Simona Tabasco (The White Lotus), Robin Thede (A Black Lady Sketch Show) and Lisa Vanderpump (Vanderpump Villa). Cynthia Addai-Robinson (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power), Kate Berlant and John Early (Would It Kill You to Laugh?), Adam Blackstone (The Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Starring Rihanna), Kiersey Clemons  (Monarch: Legacy of Monsters), Donald Faison and Abigail Spencer (Extended Family), Cristo Fernández (Ted Lasso), Nikki Garcia and Brie Garcia (Twin Love), Nikki Glaser (FBoy Island), Duff Goldman (Baking Championships), Bruce Greenwood (The Fall of the House of Usher; The Resident), Lori Greiner (Shark Tank), Derek Hough and Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars), Ernie Hudson (Quantum Leap), Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef; Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi), Chelsea Lazkani, Amanza Smith, Chrishell Stause and Bre Tiesi (Selling Sunset), Melanie Lynskey (The Last of Us; Yellowjackets), Rickey Minor (The 95th Academy Awards), Arian Moayed (Succession), Karen Pittman (The Morning Show), Jeff Probst (Survivor), Storm Reid (The Last of Us; Euphoria), Craig Robinson (Killing It), Jeremy Sisto (FBI), Alan Tudyk (Grimsburg; Harley Quinn), John Walsh (America’s Most Wanted) and Lisa Ann Walter (Abbott Elementary).

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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