THR's Guide to the Emmys

Seth Meyers Emmys Preview - H - 2014
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Monday awards night is nearly here

Red-carpet gridlock. TV rivalries. Exclusive parties. Seth Meyers as emcee. Showrunner speeches. Snubs, snubs, snubs. And, yes, awards handed out to television's best offerings. The Monday night Emmys are nearly here!

The 66th Primetime Emmy awards, held at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live (next to Staples Center), will be broadcast this year on NBC. The network's red-carpet coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET and the ceremony kicks off at 8 p.m. ET.

The Hollywood Reporter's Emmy coverage is well underway. Party diaries (who mingled with whom?) are live. Behind-the-scenes photos from this weekend's events are at style destination Pret-a-Reporter.

Want to know how the Emmy host is preparing for the big show? See the Q&A with Seth Meyers. Online voters, your Interactive Emmys 2014 Ballot is right here: click, vote, print.

Those whose want some expert advice on filling out the ballot should check in with THR chief TV critic Tim Goodman and THR awards analyst Scott Feinberg, who have predicted Who Should Win and Who Will Win.

For those looking to spend some time with the high-profile nominees in drama and comedy categories, check out the acclaimed THR Roundtable Series.

Or just go directly to the set, with set visits to Downton Abbey, Masters of Sex, Ray Donovan, The Blacklist and more. Also, THR happened to gather 24 Legendary Creators for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Class Photo.

On Monday, will be your destination for all things Emmy, from the red-carpet fashions to the night's winners to the show's best and worst moments. Feinberg will offer an analysis of the winners, while Goodman will review the show itself. We'll also continue bringing you all the scoops from inside the glitzy post-show bashes and more comprehensive coverage of TV's biggest night. Follow THR on Twitter or on Facebook for even more Emmys coverage.

And, for reference, the list of Emmy nominations (click here to see who won at the Creative Arts ceremony). Let the awards begin soon:

Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Outstanding Miniseries
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
The White Queen

Outstanding TV Movie
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

Lead Actor in a Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Lead Actress in a Drama
???Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon

Lead Actor in a Comedy
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actress in a Comedy
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Tony Hale, Veep

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Martin Freeman, Sherlock

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven
Allison Tolman, Fargo
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart

Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Reality Competition
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Breaking Bad, "Ozymandias," Moira Walley-Beckett (writer)
Breaking Bad, "Felina," Vince Gilligan (writer)
Game Of Thrones, "The Children," David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (writers)
House Of Cards, "Chapter 14," Beau Willimon (writer)
True Detective, "The Secret Fate Of All Of Life," Nic Pizzolatto (writer)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire, "Farewell Daddy Blues," Tim Van Patten (director)
Breaking Bad, "Felina," Vince Gilligan (director)
Downton Abbey, "Episode 1," David Evans (director)
Game Of Thrones, "The Watchers On The Wall," Neil Marshall (director)
House Of Cards, "Chapter 14," Carl Franklin (director)
True Detective, "Who Goes There," Cary Joji Fukunaga (director)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Episodes, "Episode 305," David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik (writers)
Louie, "So Did The Fat Lady," Louis C.K. (writer)
Orange Is The New Black, "I Wasn’t Ready (Pilot)," Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan (writers)
Silicon Valley, "Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency," Alec Berg (writer)
Veep, "Special Relationship," Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche (story and teleplay), Armando Iannucci (story)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Episodes, "Episode 309," Iain B. MacDonald (director)
Glee, "100," Paris Barclay (director)
Louie, "Elevator, Part 6," Louis C.K. (director)
Modern Family, "Vegas," Gail Mancuso (director)
Orange Is The New Black, "Lesbian Request Denied," Jodie Foster (director)
Silicon Valley, "Minimum Viable Product," Mike Judge (director)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
American Horror Story: Coven, "Bitchcraft," Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (writers)
Fargo, "The Crocodile’s Dilemma," Noah Hawley (writer)
Luther, Neil Cross (writer)
The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer (screenplay)
Sherlock: His Last Vow, Steven Moffat (writer)
Treme …To Miss New Orleans, David Simon and Eric Overmyer (writers)

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
American Horror Story: Coven, "Bitchcraft,"Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (director)
Fargo, "The Crocodile’s Dilemma," Adam Bernstein (director)
Fargo, "Buridan’s Ass," Colin Bucksey (director)
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, Stephen Frears (director)
The Normal Heart, Ryan Murphy (director)
Sherlock: His Last Vow, Nick Hurran (director)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America, Ken Ehrlich and David Wild (writers)
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays, Billy Crystal (writer)
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, Barry Adelman (writer), special material by Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jon Macks, Dave Boone, Alex Baze, Robert Carlock, Sam Means, Seth Meyers, Mike Shoemaker
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, Sarah Silverman (writer)
67th Annual Tony Awards, Dave Boone (writer); special material by Paul Greenberg

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America, Gregg Gelfand (director)
The Kennedy Center Honors, Louis J. Horvitz (director)
The Oscars, Hamish Hamilton (director)
Six By Sondheim, James Lapine (director)
The Sound Of Music Live!, Beth McCarthy Miller (director); Rob Ashford (theatrical direction)
67th Annual Tony Awards, Glenn Weiss (director)