Good TV throws you for a loop. And the same can be said of the Emmy Awards this year. Why, you might ask? It’s because the Emmys take place on Monday, not your typical Sunday.
The ceremony, commending the best in prime-time television and Internet streaming services, will broadcast live beginning at 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET) on NBC from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
In the drama series category, “Game of Thrones” goes up against “Breaking Bad,” “True Detective,” “Downton Abbey,” “House of Cards” and “Mad Men.” On the comedy side of things, four-time winner “Modern Family” faces off with Emmy veterans “The Big Bang Theory,” “Veep” and “Louie” as well as newbies “Silicon Valley” and “Orange Is the New Black.”
You may have your picks, but consult our Buzzmeter to see who our TV-ologists have elected. One glimpse could win you your office pool! And speaking of pools, look to our Emmys edition of the play-at-home ballot. Cast your votes, then check back with us to see how you fared.
While you’re on the topic of nominees, peruse our Emmy live chats, featuring a slew of contenders like “Scandal’s” Kerry Washington, “Veep’s” Tony Hale and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s” Andre Braugher, as well as discussions with “Scandal’s” Joe Morton and “Orange Is the New Black’s” Uzo Aduba, who both won at the Creative Arts Emmys on Aug. 16.
Perhaps this set of actors or this band of television shows isn’t exactly on your oh-my-God-I-love-it list. Which includes, oh, say, actors “Orphan Black’s” Tatiana Maslany or “Mad Men’s” Elisabeth Moss and programs “The Good Wife” or “Homeland.” Well, to ease your pain, consider our snubs and surprises gallery. Don’t worry, you’ve got other folks on your side, not just your trusty cat.
For other reactions, namely nominee reactions, turn to our gallery complete with celebrity tidbits straight from celebs. Excitement, surprise, happiness – it’s all there.
It could ring true that the bevy of presenters to hit the stage, including Sofia Vergara, Matthew McConaughey and Zooey Deschanel among others will produce their own reactions. We’ll wait and see. In the meantime, take a peek at our gallery featuring portraits of Emmy presenters taken by The Times.
This year’s host, “SNL” alum Seth Meyers, says he’s delighted to see sketch comedy shows “Portlandia,” "Inside Amy Schumer" and "Key & Peele" receive Emmy recognition. P.S., he's a fan of “Game of Thrones” and "True Detective."
Don’t forget to check back with us before, during and after the telecast for up-to-the-minute happenings on all things Emmys 2014, including red carpet arrivals, show highlights and best and worst moments with analysis of what it all means.
OK, TV buffs. We leave you with a complete list of nominees. Soak it all in.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times