Elton John to pay tribute to Liberace at Emmys

Elton John to pay tribute to Liberace at Emmys

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This picture taken on November 25, 2012 shows pop-rock balladeer Elton John performing at his concert in Wukesong Stadium in Beijing. Elton dedicated his Beijing show to Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei -- a controversial move the artist said on November 26 was unlikely to make the nation's cultural minders happy. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Lauren Moraski / CBS News

CBS News

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 8:58 AM

LOS ANGELES -- Elton John will grace the Emmy Awards stage on Sept. 22, stepping out with a special tribute to the late Liberace.

The performance ties in with the HBO Liberace biopic, "Behind the Candelabra, is nominated for 15 Emmy Awards this year. The TV movie's two stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are both scheduled to present at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.

This marks John's first Emmy performance. It leads into the Sept. 24 release of his upcoming album, "The Diving Board, his first studio album in seven years.
Other Emmy presenters include Kerry Washington, Diahann Carroll, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Deschanel, Allison Janney and Anna Faris.

"American Horror Story: Asylum" tops this year's nominations, with 17. Close behind is "Game of Thrones" with 16 nods, while "Saturday Night Live" and "Behind the Candelabra" are each in the running for 15 nominations.

Neil Patrick Harris will host the ceremony live from Los Angeles.

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