Elton John to Pay Tribute to Liberace on PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, 9/22
For the first time ever, legendary solo artist, Elton John, will perform on the Primetime Emmy Awards stage. The multiple Grammy Award winner's performance will pay tribute to the late world-renowned performer, Liberace, whose HBO biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," is nominated for 15 Emmy Awards this year.
This performance will accompany previously announced presenters Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who are both nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for their roles in the movie. The 65TH Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live across the country 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/ 5:00-8:00 PM, PT from Nokia Theater L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22 on the CBS Television Network.
The list of presenters also includes powerhouse duos Kerry Washington and the legendary Diahann Carroll, funnyladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, sisters Zooey and Emily Deschanel and Allison Janney and Anna Faris.
American Horror Story leads the way in nominations with 17 nods, followed by Game of Thrones with 16. Like Candelabra, NBC's Saturday Night Live scored 15. Justin Timberlake is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy for his stint on SNL.
Hosted for the second time by Neil Patrick Harris the show will air live on CBS from the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles starting at 8 p.m. ET.
John's appearance coincides with the Sept. 24 release of The Diving Board, his first studio album in seven years.
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