The 64th Primetime Emmy awards are all set to air tonight on ABC. Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting this time around, as the Emmys will air on the network he broadcasts from.
The most talked about category this year is in the “Drama Series” as Mad Men strives for its record setting fifth best drama award. A challenging feat that would surpass L.A. Law, The West Wing, and Hill Street Blues. The category proves to be viciously competitive with Homeland (Showtime), Boardwalk Empire (HBO), and the highly praised Breaking Bad (AMC), in Mad Men’s record setting ways.
The “Outstanding Comedy Series” is another category known for its variety of choices. This year Modern Family (ABC) goes for its third consecutive win in the category, while being challenged by Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO), Girls (HBO), 30 Rock (NBC), Veep (HBO), and The Big Bang Theory (CBS).
Breaking Bad fans will be rooting for Bryan Cranston to win in the “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series” category. Cranston has taken his role as Walter White to new levels, and may beat out popular favorites Steve Buscemi, and Jon Hamm.
The Emmys have their own competition with viewership. The Patriots and Ravens battle it out on rival network NBC, and we all know football usually reigns supreme in America. Last year the Emmys drew a measly 12.4 million viewers, a substantial drop from the 13.5 million they had in 2010. The Emmys rotate through ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX, every year.
For the full list of nominees click here: http://www.emmys.com/sites/emmys.com/files/EmmyNoms64-Press-Release-4.pdf