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This Sunday, September 20, the 67th Emmy Awards will air live at 8pm ET, 5pm PT on Fox. Always a fun one to watch, this year’s should be no exception with Brooklyn Nine-Nine star, Andy Samberg hosting the show from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
What the Oscars are for movies, the Emmys are for TV. And, with so many good shows out there, it’s going to be tough for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to choose the winners. The awards this year will be given to series that have aired between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015, so for Mad Men fans, this is the last shot to see your favorite show bag a few Emmys.
Mad Men is up for Outstanding Drama, a category that is really a toss-up, but now that the reign of Breaking Bad has ended, there’s a pretty good chance that Emmy voters will bring Mad Men back to the top, especially considering the nostalgia around it. Game of Thrones fans, on the other hand are hoping that 2015 is the year the HBO series finally gets the respect it so desperately deserves. It’s up for its fifth nomination in this category and it’s been incredibly, and surprisingly, neglected so far.
Whether the focus is on Game of Thrones or Mad Men, Jon Hamm, who is up for Lead Actor in a Drama Series, has got to finally take this one home. He’s been nominated six times for his role as Don Draper, and since Bryan Cranston can’t steal away the victory again, it’s truly his time.
Ken Tucker, Yahoo! TV’s critic-at-large told ABC News, “I kind of think this is going to be Mad Men’s year. It’s the last chance for Emmy voters to give them awards. It’s kind of amazing it hasn’t gotten more.”
While Modern Family has stolen the Outstanding Comedy category for the past five years in a row, this year may be a different story. Transparent took the win for Best Comedy at the Golden Globes, and as it’s high time for something new, this one is likely going to be too good to pass up.
Andy told ET that this year is “going to be completely different than any other year. I’m going to come flying in a jet pack.”
Whatever happens, you can expect a lot of laughs from the comedian who gave us almost endless hilarious moments on Saturday Night Live over the years, from the Thanksgiving kissing family to “I’m On a Boat” and everything in between.