Emmy nominations 2019: Watch the ceremony live

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A handful of hopefuls in Hollywood will get one of the most anticipated calls of the year Tuesday morning: that they've been nominated for an Emmy.

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"Masked Singer" judge and "Dr. Ken" star Ken Jeong, and D'Arcy Carden of "The Good Place" will announce the nominees at 8:30 a.m. PDT, live from the Television Academy's Saban Media Center.

The announcement will stream live on ABCNews.com and GoodMorningAmerica.com, as well as Emmys.com.

Experts predict that HBO's now-wrapped Emmy favorites "Veep" and "Game of Thrones" are highly favored to appear, respectively, as nominees in the comedy and drama categories -- despite a final season for the latter that left many fans grumbling.

"Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who recently battled breast cancer, is as close to a sure thing as you can get to for a nomination in the outstanding lead actress comedy category, and she may even pull out a record seventh Emmy win. Similarly, previous "Veep" winner Tony Hale seems a likely bet in the supporting actor category, although last year's winner, Henry Winkler, could repeat for "Barry."

PHOTO: Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a scene from Veep. Colleen Hayes/HBO
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a scene from "Veep.

The outstanding supporting actress category could see "Veep"'s Anna Chlumsky recognized, though previous winner Alex Borstein, from Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," and Olivia Colman from the streaming network's "Fleabag," are likely challengers.

As for the drama categories, things could be harder to predict. Previous winners "The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Crown" aren't eligible this year, while "House of Cards," which ended last November, could be ignored, thanks to the ongoing controversy surrounding former star Kevin Spacey.

If "Game of Thrones" misses out in the outstanding drama category, attention could shift to NBC's "This Is Us," which is also likely to see previous winner Sterling K. Brown and co-star Chrissy Metz emerge as nominees.

Meanwhile, relative newcomers including FX's "Pose" and HBO's "Succession" -- and their respective stars -- are also likely to get noms. AMC's "Better Call Saul" is another likely favorite.

The 71st Emmy Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. Eastern on FOX.