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The 67th Emmy Awards

Everything you need to know about the Emmy Awards

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The Emmy Award Show is a long-standing tradition to honor the best in television. 

Andy Samberg, lead actor in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, hosts of the 67th annual award ceremony this year live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on FOX Sunday at 8 p.m. 

The Emmys come just before the official start of the fall TV season which follows the very next day. 

The group of presenters is comprised of some of the biggest names in entertainment including Tina Fey, Will Forte, Lady Gaga, Ricky Gervais, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence Howard, LL COOL J, Mindy Kaling, Jimmy Kimmel, Rob Lowe, Jane Lynch, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Emma Roberts, John Stamos and Kerry Washington. 

The nominees in the major categories are: 

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Louie
  • Modern Family 
  • Parks And Recreation 
  • Silicon Valley
  • Transparent
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 
  • Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
  • Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • William H. Macy, Shameless
  • Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
  • Louis C.K., Louie
  • Will Forte, The Last Man On Earth

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
  • Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
  • Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Better Call Saul
  • Downtown Abbey 
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • House of Cards
  • Mad Men
  • Orange Is The New Black

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul 
  • Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
  • Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Liev Schrieber, Ray Donovan
  • Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Taraji P. Henson, Empire
  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Robin Wright, House of Cards
  • Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder
  • Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
  • Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

To view more of the 2015 nominees visit www.emmys.com

In preparation of the big night, critics weigh in on who they think are most likely to receive the prestigious award the night of the ceremony. 

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