In case you forgot, last year’s Emmy Awards were pretty weird. No, it wasn’t just our opinion, #weirdemmys was ACTUALLY trending on Twitter. There was a Breaking Bad-themed dubstep dance number, need I say more? So of course we’re curious to see what will happen at this year’s ceremony, taking place Monday (we know, MONDAY?!), August 25th at 8pm EST on NBC.
Seth Meyers is hosting for his first time, and we kind of have high hopes for the former SNL star. If he can get laughs at the White House Correspondents dinner, then he should be A-OK in front of TV’s elite. But what else can we expect at the show? Here’s 9 things to look out for at the 66th annual Emmy awards:
1) First-time nominees
It’s hard to believe Matthew McConaughey hasn’t been nominated before. But he’s not the only fresh face we’ll see at this year’s ceremony. Heck, he’s not even the only 2014 Oscar nominee up for an Emmy. 12 Years a Slave actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is in the running for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his work in Dancing on the Edge. Also look out for Lizzy Caplan for Masters of Sex, Mark Ruffalo & Matt Bomer for A Normal Heart, Lena Heady for Game of Thrones, Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Adubo & Laverne Cox for OITNB, Kate Mara for House of Cards and Gary Cole for Veep. How has HE never been nominated??
2) A really good opening monologue
Seth Meyers told the Hollywood Reporter that you know something has gone wrong if he breaks out in song and dance. So don’t expect that. But he DID say his hosting style will be similar to Steve Martin‘s, which means lots of jokes, especially in the opening monologue.
3) Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston’s bromance
It’s the last time the Breaking Bad stars will be ever be up for awards in their roles as Jesse Pinkman and Walter White. The two have a deep bromance that includes red carpet photobombs and consoling each other through hard times (like the end of one of the best TV series of all time). They even like to do spoofs together!!
4) Orange Is The New Black takeover
The Netflix comedy is up for 12 awards in a range of categories: acting, directing, editing and more. Uzo Adubo, aka Crazy Eyes, already won for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, and we’re pretty sure that’s not the only win the show will score this year.
5) An awkward moment from Lena Dunham
6) Julia Louis Dreyfus’ acceptance speech
If she wins again for her starring role in Veep, we hope Julia accepts her award in character (with Tony Hale by her side, of course). Last year she was brilliant. She should win again just for that performance. Even if you don’t watch the show, you can’t help but laugh.
7) Matthew McConaughey saying “alright, alright, alright”
He will be at the show, which means there is a 99.99% chance he will utter the words “alright, alright, alright” at one point or another.
8) The Robin Williams tribute
Fellow actor-comedian Billy Crystal will present the Robin Williams tribute during the ceremony’s “In Memoriam” portion. Sara Bareilles is handling the musical component of this segment. She recently dedicated her song “Hercules” to the late actor, but no word yet on what she will be singing at the Emmys.
9) Best Drama series winner
There was no arguing that Breaking Bad deserves this award for it’s final season, until True Detective premiered. The HBO drama is giving the favorite to win a serious run for its money. Too bad ***SPOILER ALERT*** Walter White isn’t around anymore to take care of this.
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