CBS Announces Emmy Presenters, 10.30.01 ...
The third time's a charm.
While many of TV's biggest stars have decided not to shy away from the twice-rescheduled Emmy ceremony, now slated to take place on Sunday, Nov. 4, it appears that none of "The Sopranos" will be included among the presenters -- so far, that is.
CBS has announced the newest list of presenters for the "53rd Annual Emmy Primetime Awards," which includes "The West Wing's" Martin Sheen and Bradley Whitford, director Rob Reiner and the casts of HBO's "Sex and the City" and "Six Feet Under."
However, a few shows still appear to be missing, including James Gandolfini from HBO's "The Sopranos" and "NYPD Blue's" Dennis Franz, both of whom have expressed dissatisfaction in the press with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' decision to hold the Emmys despite the current political situation with Afghanistan.
Along with Sheen and Whitford, stars set to present include Kim Cattrall and Kristen Davis, Jessica Alba, Angela Bassett, Wayne Brady, Andre Braugher, Calista Flockhart, Andy Garcia, Lauren Graham, Kelsey Grammer, Jean Smart, Patricia Heaton, Marg Helgenberger, "Malcolm In the Middle's" Jane Kaczmarek and Frankie Muniz, Melina Kanakaredes, Ben Kingsley, "Six Feet Under's" Peter Krause and Rachel Griffith, "Will & Grace's" Eric McCormack and Debra Messing, Michael Michele, Goran Visnjic and Sally Field, Mary Tyler Moore, Rob Reiner and "King of Queens'" Kevin James and Leah Remini.
While a spokeswoman for Franz says he does plan on attending, Gandolfini has said previously that he does not. However, he still has time to change his mind, a spokeswoman for the event says that more names will be added over the next few days.
The Emmys will air on CBS Sunday, Nov. 4.
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