Emmy Red Carpet Preview: Who Will Win?

The Emmy red carpet coverage is coming soon, and as networks gear up for their coverage of the annual television event critics are wondering what the awards could hold.

This year the nominations for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards are dominated by a few powerhouse franchises that have swept the awards in recent years. Mad Men and Modern Family, which have taken home a truckload of awards in recent years. The awards ceremony, which takes place Sunday at 7 pm EDT, will give viewers a chance to see if these shows continue their reign of dominance.

E! News broke down the Emmy nominees, which were again dominated by Modern Family, which had the most nominations of all comedies with 14 in total. The most nominations in total came from the PBS soap Downton Abbey and the blockbuster miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, which each had 16 nods.

For Outstanding Drama series, the strong list of candidates includes Breaking Bad,Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Homeland and Boardwalk Empire. As E! News notes, each is a returning or past nominee except for Homeland, which begins its second season in the fall, and Downton Abbey, which and won last year in the miniseries category.

As E! News points out, this could be the year that Mad Men finally falls off the top of the podium. Kristin Dos Santos says this is the year that the outstanding A&E drama Breaking Bad should finally make it though, though she noted that Mad Men still stands the best chance of winning.

Contenders for Comedy Series include the HBO cult favorite Girls, a first-time Comedy Series contender along with another HBO freshman series, Veep. The other nominees are: The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock, and reigning winner Modern Family.

The full list of nominees can be found at the Emmys officials website.

The awards aren’t the only reason people will be watching the Emmys. Red carpet coverage of the event will be checking out all the celebrities fashion with some on-the-spot interviews from networks like E! and ABC.

The event itself also promises to be exciting. Host Jimmy Kimmel told Access Hollywood that he has a big prank planned for those watching — and those not watching.

Emmys red carpet coverage begins at at 7 pm EDT on Emmys.com and ABC. E! begins its Emmys red carpet coverage at 5 pm.