The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards air this weekend celebrating television’s biggest night by honoring actors, actresses, directors, and other distinguished TV pros. Many consider the Emmys to be the television equivalent of the Oscars, so all eyes will be on the winners…and the nominees…this weekend.

Breaking Bad, Modern Family and Mad Men unsurprisingly scooped up several nominations. So which shows, actors and actresses in particular should we watch out for on Sunday night? While we won’t make any predictions, below is a list of a few hot categories and their nominees.

Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
30 Rock
Modern Family (2011 winner)
The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Mad Men (2011 winner)
Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Larry David as Himself in Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper in Two And A Half Men
Louis C.K. as Louie in Louie
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory (2011 winner)
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan in House Of Lies
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day in New Girl
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath in Girls
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in Parks And Recreation
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon in 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer in Veep
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn in Mike & Molly (2011 winner)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson in Boardwalk Empire
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in Dexter
Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad
Hugh Bonneville as Earl of Grantham/Robert in Downton Abbey
Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad Men
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in Homeland

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Julianna Marguiles as Alicia Florrick in The Good Wife (2011 winner)
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson in Mad Men
Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn in Harry’s Law
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes in Damages

These are just a few of the many categories that will be presented on Sunday night. What do you think? Who will take home the big golden statue this weekend?

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