LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Actors Michael Douglas and Matt Damon will play their new roles of event presenters at the upcoming 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Tuesday.
Both stars, neither of whom has presented at the Emmys before, are the first presenters to be announced by organizers for the event, during which stars hand out gongs to their fellow actors.
The pair, who starred together in the HBO made-for-television film "Behind the Candelabra," will also contend for the honor for lead actor in a miniseries or movie at the telecast. In the Liberace biopic, Douglas played the flamboyant pianist Liberace, while Damon acted as the musician's lover, Scott Thorson.
Both men have earned nominations for previous Emmys four times.
Douglas was previously nominated in 2002 for a guest role on sitcom "Will & Grace," and three times for his supporting effort on the 1970s television police drama "The Streets of San Francisco. "
Damon earned a nod for a guest role on "30 Rock" in 2011, and three times for his work on "Project Greenlight."
The award show is slated for Sept. 22 at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. It will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.