Some view it as TV's biggest night. A few this year might call it the three-hour lead-in to the penultimate episode of
The sure-to-be twerk-free soiree in downtown Los Angeles will air on CBS at 5 p.m. PDT with host extraordinaire
After the jaw-dropping (eh, maybe not) Creative Arts Emmys — which last week saw sitcom veteran Bob Newhart finally take home the gold — we're pumped to see what the main event has in store.
Let's consider the possibilities:
• Or could the blood-tastic Red Wedding seal the deal for
• Last year's
• Sure, there are a lot of repeat names and series, but there's a good number of first-time nominees —
• "Scandal," by sheer force of will, has become a hit. There's no denying the show has been wrapped up in buzz. Now it's taken on historic proportions. Washington is up for lead actress in a drama for her role as crisis fixer Olivia Pope. She's the first African American to earn a nomination in the category since 1995. And if she wins, she'll be the first African American to do so. Prognosticators don't see it happening, but the Emmys are at least fully aware of the significance. They've paired Washington with Diahann Carroll, who made history in 1968 as the first black actress in television history to star in her own series (
• Movie stars and filmmakers are crashing the joint like never before. Kevin Spacey. Jane Fonda. Shirley MacLaine. Al Pacino.