Meet the Presenters for the 2019 Emmy Awards: Zendaya, Game of Thrones Stars and More

Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Kit Harington will all be there

By Elyse Dupre Sep 11, 2019 8:06 PMTags
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It's almost time for the 2019 Emmys.

The award show is sure to be a star-studded event. Not only are there plenty of celebrity nominees, but there are also several big-name presenters.

The Television Academy and Emmy Awards telecast producers Don Mischer Productions and Done+Dusted announced the first group of presenters on Wednesday—and fans are sure to recognize a few familiar faces.

Zendaya, Michael Douglas, Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Billy Porter, Angela Bassett and Naomi Watts are just a few of the TV stars set to give out the statuettes. Viewers can also expect to see a few late-night hosts do the honors, including Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert.

But that's not all. The Game of Thrones cast members will also be handing out the trophies. Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams and more will be there. Of course, this should come as no surprise. After all, the HBO hit secured 32 nods this year—the most of any show in a single season.

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To see the full list of the first round of presenters, check out the gallery below.

Lena Headey

Will Cersei Lannister finally be victorious? She's up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.


Peter Dinklage

The Tyrion Lannister star already has three wins under his belt.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Jaime Lannister is back and ready to hit the big stage.

Carice van Houten

We wonder if the Melisandre star will wear red to the award show.

Sophie Turner

She's already the Queen of the North. Now, the Sansa Stark star is seeking a new title—Emmy winner.

Kit Harington

The Jon Snow star has been nominated two times over the course of his career.

Emilia Clarke

While the Mother of Dragons didn't secure the Iron Throne, she has the chance to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.


Alfie Allen

The Theon Greyjoy character is ready to fulfill his presenter duties.

Maisie Williams

The Arya Stark star is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series this year.


Gwendoline Christie

The Brienne of Tarth celeb is also in the running for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.


This presenters announcement has us feeling euphoric.

Peter Krause

The Six Feet Under celeb is ready to suit up for the big night.

Naomi Watts

The actress will need to have "the loudest voice" when she announces the winner of her category.

Billy Porter

We can't wait to see the fabulous fashion the Pose star brings to the big stage. Porter is also up for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.


Seth Meyers

The Late Night With Seth Meyers star hosted the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast. This year, he's in the running for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

Michael Douglas

From Behind the Candelabra to The Kominsky Method, the actor knows how to make great TV.

Angela Bassett

The 9-1-1 actress has been nominated five times over the course of her career.

Viola Davis

The How To Get Away With Murder star made history at the 2015 Emmys when she became the first black woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Taraji P. Henson

After being nominated three times over the course of her career, the Empire actress is ready to give out some statuettes.

Terrence Howard

Speaking of Empire, the Lucious Lyon star will also be presenting an award.

Stephen Colbert

The Late Show host knows a thing or two about the Emmys. Not only has he taken home a few trophies, but he's also hosted the big gig.

Jimmy Kimmel

Like Colbert, Kimmel has also hosted the Emmys. We're sure he'll bring the laughs this year.

The 71st Emmy Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Sunday, Sept. 22 on Fox.