Out can exclusively announce that Laverne Cox will be joining celebrity stylist Brad Goreski and Nightly Pop co-host Nina Parker to kickoff E!'s Live From The Red Carpet: The 2020 Emmy Awards coverage on Sunday, September 20, beginning at 4:30pm EST / 1:30pm PST on E!.
During her segment, the Emmy-nominated actress will be counting down 10 of the most anticipated nominees and their biggest moments live from the Universal Lot in Universal City, Calif.
This year, a number of queer and queer-adjacent projects have been nominated. While the transgender stars of Pose were snubbed once again this year, Schitt's Creek, RuPaul's Drag Race, We're Here, and Euphoria all garnered nominations.
Cox is nominated for Best Guest Actress for the final season of Orange Is The New Black, while Billy Porter is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama for his role in Pose, the only nomination the show received.
Meanwhile, RuPaul's Drag Race is nominated for Outstanding Competition Program for the third year in a row (its won twice), Untucked is nominated for Unstructured Reality Program where it's competing against We're Here (starring Drag Race alumni Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen, and Eureka O'Hara). Drag Race has already picked up five Emmys this year.
Other LGBTQ+-inclusive shows nominated this year include Killing Eve, Dead to Me, and What We Do in the Shadows.
Additional nominees include Zendaya, who picked up her first Emmy nomination for Euphoria, Kate McKinnon for Saturday Night Live; Jim Parsons, Jeremy Pope, and Holland Taylor for Hollywood; Samira Wiley for The Handmaid's Tale; and Fiona Shaw for Killing Eve.
Following Cox, Goreski, and Parker's kickoff, E!'s Live From The Red Carpet will continue the festivities when Vivica A. Fox joins Giuliana Rancic at 6:00pm EST / 3:00pm PST to provide viewers with additional coverage live from the carpet.
Make sure to tune into E!'s Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2020 Emmy Awards beginning at 4:30EST / 1:30pm PST only on E!