By Jane Nambi
Newly married Kerry Washington and Diahann Carroll are among the presenters at the 65th Emmy awards.
Carroll in 1963 was nominated for her role in police drama, Naked City and for the first time, Carroll, an African-American woman headlined a television series for her role in Julia in 1968. Washington on the other hand was the first African-American woman to be nominated in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama series.
The same night will also see 30 Rock’s Tina Fey and Amy Poehler of “Parks and Recreation” host the Emmys. Both ladies were nominated int he same category for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category.
Allison Janney and Anna Faris who co-starred on the edgy new CBS series “Mom” this fall will also present at the Emmys.
‘New Girl’ star Zooey Deschanel and ‘Bones’ star Emily Deschanel who also happen to be siblings will also be among the hosts for the night.
“Behind the Candelabra” stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon will give out the evening’s first award.