This year's host, Glee's Jane Lynch, is nominated for an award in the supporting comedy actress category. It wouldn't be surprising if Lynch had to put off her hosting duties to accept an award -- she took the honors during last year's Emmys.
A sharp-suited ad exec and a prohibition-era gangster may battle it out for the best lead actor in a drama series this year. "Mad Men's" Jon Hamm and "Boardwalk Empire's" Steve Buscemi lead the field that includes "Dexter's" Michael C. Hall and Timothy Olyphant of "Justified."
'The Good Wife's" Julianna Margulies and "Mad Men's" Elizabeth Moss are frontrunners in the race to be named best actress in a drama series. According to the Los Angeles Times, both submitted strong sample episodes to be evaluated by Emmy judges. Kathy Bates is also nominated for her work in her new show "Harry's Law"
Performers from "The Good Wife" and "Mad Men" are in the running for many of the night's dramatic awards.
"The Good Wife's" Josh Charles, "Mad Men's" John Slattery and "Game of Thrones' " Peter Dinklage lead the field of nominees for best drama supporting actor.
Other key races include the nominees for best comedy series. "30 Rock," "The Big Bang Theory," "Glee," "The Office" and last year's winner, "Modern Family" are all vying to be the funniest show of the year.
The Office's Steve Carrell has never won an Emmy during his seven year playing "The Office's" goofy boss, Michael Scott. Show co-creator -- and star of the British version of the show -- Ricky Gervais has been outspoken with his opinion that Carrell deserves to take home an Emmy for his performance.
The race for best lead actress in a drama series pits Kathy Bates for "Harry's Law" against Connie Britton for "Friday Night Lights," Mariska Hargitay for "Law & Order: SVU," Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife," Elisabeth Moss for "Mad Men" and Mireille Enos for "The Killing."
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