Michael Douglas, Matt Damon announced as Emmy presenters

US actors Matt Damon (L) and Michael Douglas pose on May 21, 2013 after attending the screening of the film "Behind the Candelabra" presented in Competition at the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opened on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images) ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT

In addition to being nominees, Matt Damon and Michael Douglaswill also serve as presenters at the 2013 Emmy Awards.

The "Behind the Candelabra" actors were the first stars announced to present at the upcoming awards show. The announcement was made in a press release from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Tuesday.

Both Damon and Douglas are nominated this year in the outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie category for their work on the HBO biopic about Liberace(Douglas) and his lover, Scott Thorson (Damon).

This will mark the first time either Damon or Douglas has presented at the awards show. The two stars have each received five nominations over the years, but neither has managed (at least yet) to take home an Emmy.

Hosted byNeil Patrick Harris, the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards airs Sept. 22 at 8 pm ET on CBS.

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