Emmy Awards 2014: What to Expect From the Show

PHOTO: Matthew McConaughey, Kerry Washington and Jon Hamm are all nominated for Emmy Awards.

Tonight at 8 p.m., television celebrates the year that was with the highly-anticipated 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers. Expect a lot of dry humor from the former "Saturday Night Live" star and "Weekend Update" anchor.

Also expect a tight race for the actual Emmy Awards -- with Claire Danes, Robin Wright and Kerry Washington all up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Don't forget Bryan Cranston, who just finished a legendary run as Walter White on "Breaking Bad," Kevin Spacey, who continues to wow as Frank Underwood, and "Mad Men's" Jon Hamm, who are also up for awards.

Read: How Billy Crystal will Honor Robin Williams at the 2014 Emmys

Shows like "Breaking Bad" and "House of Cards" are expected to have good night, while newcomer "True Detective" could also leave its mark on the Emmys with its fan-favorite show, starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey and the always strong Woody Harrelson.

"Orange Is the New Black," "Veep" and "Modern Family" could all be taking home trophies in the comedy genre.

Finally, during the "In Memoriam" portion of the program, it's been announced that Billy Crystal will honor the late Robin Williams, who died two weeks ago after an apparent suicide.

"We felt we needed to do something powerful and memorable. Billy seemed like the perfect choice," said Emmys producer Don Mischer

So, it should be a night of laughs, excitement from winners and certainly tears when tribute is paid to a comedic icon.

Want to stay updated on all the big moments from the night? ABC will be liveblogging the big night, so check back at 7 p.m. EST for all the details from the red carpet and then all the big winners from the show itself! See you Monday!

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