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Presenters for the 65th Emmy Awards

Emilia Clarke
Past Emmy nominations: None. This year will be her first.

Nominated this year for: Supporting actress in a drama series (“Game of Thrones”).

No jokes about: Her rumored beau, James Franco, and his odd attempt to get the Motion Picture Academy to notice his efforts in “Spring Breakers.”
 (Vera Anderson / WireImage)
Jon Hamm
Past Emmy nominations: Eight. Lead actor in a drama series (“Mad Men”), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 | Guest actor in a comedy series (“30 Rock”) 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Nominated this year for: Lead actor in a drama series (“Mad Men”).

No jokes about: As it’s been said time and time again: Hamm’s impressive anatomy.
 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Dean Norris
Past Emmy nominations: None.

Nominated this year for: Nothing.

No jokes about: The timing of the final episodes of “Breaking Bad” airing during a portion of this year’s Emmy Awards.
 (Richard Shotwell / Invision / Associated Press)
Julianna Margulies
Past Emmy nominations: Nine. Lead actress in a drama series (“The Good Wife”), 2010, 2011 and 2012 | Lead actress in a drama series (“ER”), 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 | Supporting actress in a drama series (“ER”), 1995 and 1996.

Nominated this year for: Nothing.

No jokes about: OK, so she’s tied with Alec Baldwin for winning the most Screen Actor Guild Awards (eight).
 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Heidi Klum
Past Emmy nominations: Nine. Host for a reality or reality competition program (“Project Runway”) 2008, 2009 and 2010 | Reality competition program, executive producer or director (“Project Runway”), 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.

Nominated this year for: Host for a reality or reality competition program. (“Project Runway”)

No jokes about: The way she bids farewell to “Project Runway” contestants in German: “Auf Wiedersehen.”
 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Jim Parsons
Past Emmy nominations: Four. Lead actor in a comedy series (“The Big Bang Theory”), 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Nominated this year for: Lead actor in a comedy series (“The Big Bang Theory”).

No jokes about: The word “Arachnid,” meaning an eight-legged bug -- the featured topic on Parson’s “Sesame Street” guest appearance.
 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Cobie Smulders
Past Emmy nominations: None.

Nominated this year for: Nothing.

No jokes about: Any nudges for “How I Met Your Mother,” the show Smulders stars in.
 (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Bob Newhart
Past Emmy nominations: Five. Lead actor in a comedy series (“Newhart”), 1985, 1986 and 1987 | Guest actor in a drama series (“ER”), 2004 | Supporting actor in a miniseries or movie (“The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice”), 2009.

Nominated this year for: Guest actor in a comedy series (“The Big Bang Theory”)

No jokes about: Why it took so long before Newhart finally won an Emmy.
 (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Carrie Preston
Past Emmy nominations: None.

Nominated this year for: Guest actress in a drama series (“The Good Wife”).

No jokes about: What’s there to joke about, she’s a first-time Emmy nominee -- and a winner.
 (Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images)
Dylan McDermott
Past Emmy nominations: One. Lead actor in a drama series (“The Practice”), 1999.

Nominated this year for: Nothing.

No jokes about: The days when he rocked what he called the Dorothy Hamill haircut in his teens.
 (Kevin P. Casey / Los Angeles Times)
Mindy Kaling
Past Emmy nominations: Six. For various roles as executive producer and writer (“The Office”) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Nominated this year for: Nothing.

No jokes about: The wigs Kaling has worn: including a blue Marge Simpson ‘do and a black-hued pixie cut.
 (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
LL Cool J
Past Emmy nominations: One. Special class programs, host (“The 54th Annual Grammy Awards”), 2012.

Nominated this year for: Nothing.

No jokes about: The fact that LL Cool J stands for Ladies Love Cool James.
 (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Mark Harmon
Past Emmy nominations: Two. Performance by a supporting actor in a comedy or drama special (“Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years”), 1977 | Guest actor in a drama series (“The West Wing”), 2002.

Nominated this year for: Nothing.

No jokes about: The 25-year gap between his two Emmy nominations.
 (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Alyson Hannigan
Past Emmy nominations: None.

Nominated this year for: Nothing.

No jokes about: Her “American Pie” days.
 (Jordan Strauss / Invision / Associated Press)
Tim Gunn
Past Emmy nominations: Two. Reality competition program, producer (“Project Runway”), 2012 and 2013.

Nominated this year for: Host for a reality or reality competition program. (“Project Runway”).

No jokes about: The nude model-laden “Project Runway” advertisement banned from Los Angeles billboards.
 (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
Jimmy Fallon
Past Emmy nominations: 10. Accolades for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Saturday Night Live.”

Nominated this year for: Variety series (“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”).

No jokes about: Dare to make a joke, the funnyman will throw one right back.
 (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
Oscar winner Melissa Leo broke through with her Daytime Emmy-nominated work on “All My Children.”
Oscar winner Melissa Leo broke through with her Daytime Emmy-nominated work on “All My Children.”  (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times )
Connie Britton
Past Emmy nominations: Three. Lead actress in a drama series (“Friday Night Lights”), 2010 and 2011 | Lead actress in a miniseries or a movie (“American Horror Story”) 2012.

Nominated this year for: Lead actress in a drama series (“Nashville”).

No jokes about: The Conniebrittonshair.tumblr.com website. Seriously.
 (Kirk McKoy/ Los Angeles Times)
Stephen Amell
Past Emmy nominations: None.

Nominated this year for: Nothing.

No jokes about: Amell’s potential to be cast as billionaire Christian Grey from erotic-thriller “50 Shades of Grey.”
 (Kharen Hill/The CW )
Blair Underwood
Past Emmy nominations: None.

Nominated this year for: Nothing.

No jokes about: And nothing here.
 (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Dan Bucatinsky
Past Emmy nominations: Two. Reality program, executive producer (“Who Do You Think You Are?”), 2012 | Special class - short format live-action entertainment programs, executive producer (“Web Therapy”) 2012.

Nominated this year for: Guest actor in a drama series (“Scandal”).

No jokes about: Whether he is a better actor or executive producer.
 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Malin Akerman
Past Emmy nominations: None.

Nominated this year for: Nothing.

No jokes about: Her Swedish Canadian (quite adorable) accent.
 (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Sofia Vergara
Past Emmy nominations: Three. Supporting actress in a comedy series (“Modern Family”), 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Nominated this year for: Supporting actress in a comedy series (“Modern Family”).

No jokes about: Vergara’s wardrobe malfunction at last year’s Emmy Awards.
 (Mark Davis / Getty Images)
Margo Martindale
Past Emmy nominations: One. Supporting actress in a drama series (“Justified”), 2011.

Nominated this year for: Guest actress in a drama series (“The Americans”).

No jokes about: So did her team behind the CBS new series “The Millers” know about the summer comedy film with a super similar name, “We’re the Millers” ?
 (Matt Sayles / Invision / AP)
Jimmy Kimmel
Past Emmy nominations: “Jimmy Kimmel Live” has garnered more than a dozen nominations over the years, including for technical direction and picture editing.

Nominated this year for: Outstanding variety series (“Jimmy Kimmel Live”).

No jokes about: OK, the joke’s on us. Kimmel got us with “Twerking Girl” viral video. Real good.
 (Randy Holmes / AP)
Claire Danes
Past Emmy nominations: Three. Lead actress in a drama series (“Homeland”), 2012 | lead actress in a miniseries or movie (“Temple Grandin”), 2010 | lead actress in a drama series (“My So-Called Life”), 1995.

Nominated this year for: Lead actress in a drama series (“Homeland”).

No jokes about: Those Claire Danes cry face memes that roam the Internet.
 (Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images)
Byran Cranston
Past Emmy nominations: Seven. Lead actor in a drama series (“Breaking Bad”), 2012, 2010, 2009 and 2008 | supporting actor in a comedy series (“Malcom In The Middle”), 2006, 2003 and 2002.

Nominated this year for: Lead actor in a drama series (“Breaking Bad”).

No jokes about: The so-called “Breaking Bad” spinoff “Better Call Saul.”
 (Neilson Barnard / Getty Images)
Andre Braugher
Past Emmy nominations: Seven. Supporting actor in a drama series (“Men of a Certain Age”), 2011 and 2010 | lead actor in a miniseries or movie (“Thief”), 2006 | lead actor in a drama series (“Gideon’s Crossing”), 2001 | lead actor in a drama series(“Homicide: Life on the Street”), 1998 and 1996 | supporting actor in a miniseries or special (“Tuskegee Airmen”), 1996.

Nominated this year for: Nothing this year.

No jokes about: How funny Andy Samberg can be in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” the pair’s upcoming Fox series.
 (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)
Alec Baldwin

Past Emmy nominations: 10. Lead actor in a comedy series (“30 Rock”), 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 | guest actor in a comedy series (“Will and Grace”), 2006 and 2005 | supporting actor in a miniseries or movie (“Path to War”), 2002 | lead actor for a miniseries or special (“Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire”), 1996.

Nominated this year for: Lead actor in a comedy series (“30 Rock”).

No jokes about: Brother Stephen Baldwin pleading guilty to charges of evading $300,000 in New York state taxes this past spring.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Will Arnett
Past Emmy nominations: Five. Guest actor in a comedy series (“30 Rock”), 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 | supporting actor in a comedy series (“Arrested Development”), 2006.

Nominated this year for: Nothing this year.

No jokes about: Arnett’s fresh and quiet relationship with Billy Joel’s ex-wife, Katie Lee Joel.
 (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)
Elton John
Past Emmy nominations: None. But how about those six Grammy Awards and performances in more than 3,500 concerts, huh?

Nominated this year for: None, as acting isn’t his specialty. Though it is John’s first time performing on the Primetime Emmy Awards stage, in honor of the late pianist and vocalist Liberace.

No jokes about: Don’t even try to mess with the Sir.
 (Florian Schuh / Associated Press/dpa)
Michael Douglas
Past Emmy nominations: 4. Guest star in a comedy series (“Will & Grace”), 2002 | continuing performance by a supporting actor (“The Streets of San Francisco”), 1975 and 1976 | supporting actor in a drama (“The Streets of San Francisco”), 1974.

Nominated this year for: Lead actor in a miniseries or movie (“Behind the Candelabra”).

No jokes about: Douglas’ recent seperation from Catherine Zeta-Jones. Ouch.
 (Michael Sohn / Associated Press)
Matt Damon
Past Emmy nominations: 4. Guest star in a comedy series (“30 Rock”), 2011 | producer of nonfiction program (“Project Greenlight”), 2002 | producer of reality program (“Project Greenlight”), 2004 and 2005.

Nominated this year for: Lead actor in a miniseries or movie (“Behind the Candelabra”).

No jokes about: Damon’s appearance on Stephen Colbert’s version of “Get Lucky” being lackluster. Bryan Cranston on roller blades, anyone?  (Dan Himbrechts / EPA)
Kerry Washington, left, and Diahann Carroll
Past Emmy nominations: Washington: 0. Carroll: 4. Single performance by an actress (“Naked City”), 1963 | continued performance by an actress (“Julia”), 1969 | guest actress in a comedy series (“A Different World”), 1989 | guest actress in a drama series (“Grey’s Anatomy”), 2008.

Nominated this year for: Washington: Lead actress in a drama series (“Scandal”).

No jokes about: Whose skin looks better, Washington’s or Carroll’s. Talk about smooth.
 (Dan Krauss / Los Angeles Times; Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler
Past Emmy nominations: Fey: 10. Let’s just say the woman has been nominated for lead actress in a comedy series (“30 Rock”) for the last six years, with “Saturday Night Live” nods in between. Poehler: 5. Lead actress in a comedy series (“Parks and Recreations”), 2010, 2011 and 2012 | supporting actress in a comedy series (“Saturday Night Live”), 2008 and 2009.

Nominated this year for: Fey: Lead actress in a comedy series (“30 Rock”). Poehler: Lead actress in a comedy series (“Parks and Recreation”).

No jokes about: Neil Patrick Harris’ hosting chops. Tough choices here.
 (Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images)
Anna Faris, left, and Allison Janney
Past Emmy nominations: Faris: 0. | Janney: 6. Supporting actress in a drama series (“The West Wing”), 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006.

Nominated this year for: Zip.

No jokes about: Their actual moms, please. The pair star in CBS’ new series “Mom.”
 (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)
Zooey Deschanel, left, and Emily Deschanel
Past Emmy nominations: Zooey: 1. Lead actress in a comedy series (“New Girl”), 2012. Emily: 0.

Nominated this year for: Zilch.

No jokes about: Wait, we want the jokes about whose Fox sitcom has the higher ratings. All in fun for the sisters.
 (Paul A. Hebert / Getty Images)
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