The 66th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards will air on NBC this Monday. With HBO and Netflix, both, already cleaning up at the Creative Arts Emmys, the question is who will make waves on the big show. Major strong performer Breaking Bad is in contention for the last time this year, with nominations for Bryan Cranston (Malcom in the Middile) for his portrayal as Walter White, Aaron Paul for his portrayal as Jesse Pinkman (Big Love), and Anna Gunn (Deadwood) for her portrayal as Skyler White. In addition, series Creator, Showrunner, and Executive Producer Vince Gilligan (The X Files) is up for in the writing category (for the finale Felina) against Breaking Bad staff writer Moira Walley-Beckett (for the episode Ozymandias). The show is also up for Best Drama, where it will compete against channel sibling Mad Men, Netflix’s House of Cards, and HBO’s behemoths Game of Thrones and True Detective. True Detective also has Matthew McConaughey (Dazed and Confused) up for his iconic role as Rust Cohle in the Best Actor category. Most feel that the battle for Best Actor will be between McConaughey and Cranston. If McConaughey wins he will be 2 steps away from the coveted EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) as he already won an Oscar this year for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. The big snub of the year is NBC’s brilliant Hannibal which didn’t receive a single nomination.
The 66th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards air this Monday, August 25th, at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. In Canada you can watch the Emmys on CTV at the same respective times (since it is live).