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Emmys 2015: What time are the Emmy Awards?

On his character’s coming-out scene: “My hands were shaking. … You know, Jill’s [Jill Soloway] first sentence to us was, 'This is about making the world safer.' And that is a huge responsibility. We never forget that. Even with the deepest laugh, that’s still what we’re throwing out in this series.”

On his character’s coming-out scene: “My hands were shaking. … You know, Jill’s [Jill Soloway] first sentence to us was, ‘This is about making the world safer.’ And that is a huge responsibility. We never forget that. Even with the deepest laugh, that’s still what we’re throwing out in this series.”

(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Which contemporary families will prove triumphant at the Emmys? Whether the moving transgender tale of “Transparent,” the popular comedy “Modern Family” or the ensemble prison camaraderie of “Orange Is The New Black,” this Sunday’s Emmys will make big statements about how America sees itself.

The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards returns to a Sunday night broadcast at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST) on Fox. The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Andy Samberg, the onetime “SNL” mainstay and current madcap “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” cop, will host the telecast.

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As predicted in recent years, the traditional airwaves and cable companies have intense new competition from critically acclaimed streaming series.

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In the top drama category, stalwarts like “Mad Men,” “Downton Abbey” and “Game of Thrones” are up against pacesetting newcomers and conversation-starters like “Orange” and “Better Call Saul.”

For comedy series, streaming-centric favorites have strong early looks, with Amazon’s “Transparent” and Netflix’s “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” up against the reliable Emmy fixture “Modern Family” and the sadly departed “Parks and Recreation.”

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Actor-wise in the drama category, Jon Hamm might finally earn individual Emmy recognition for his inimitable role as Don Draper in “Mad Men,” but he could face a sleeper coup from Kyle Chandler in “Bloodline” or Kevin Spacey in “House of Cards.” Meanwhile, a stellar actress field led by Taraji P. Henson in “Empire,” Viola Davis in “How to Get Away With Murder” and Tatiana Maslany in “Orphan Black” is wide open.

In comedies, Jeffrey Tambor will be tough to beat for his turn in “Transparent,” but Anthony Anderson in “black-ish” and Louis C.K. of “Louie” can’t be counted out. Amy Schumer has the popular and critical momentum for “Inside Amy Schumer,” but it’s also the last time to recognize Amy Poehler for her work in the late “Parks and Recreation.”

See the complete list of nominees and our play-at-home ballot here.

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