1. See Who Takes Home the Outstanding Drama Series Emmy
As much as we love “Game of Thrones” and “Mad Men,” the nominations really come down to a two-show race. Will Emmy voters want to honor the epic final season of “Breaking Bad” or the premiere season of “True Detective”? As much as we all want to honor “Breaking Bad’s” spectacular ending, HBO’s Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s crime drama is also well deserved for the Emmy. You have to see who takes home the cake.
2. Hear Billy Crystal Honor Robin Williams
Billy was a dear friend of Robin’s and according to Emmy’s producer Don Mischer, he seemed like the perfect choice. They are planning on doing something very powerful and meaningful that no one will forget. Robin Williams’ memoriam will be a touching remembrance that he so well deserves.
3. Enjoy it On Monday Evening Instead of Sunday Night
This is the first time in nearly 40 years the Emmy’s will air on Monday night. The reason for this: football. FINALLY! If you could care less about the sport, you can also tune in to the VMAs Sunday night. Now you can finally watch Sunday night football or Beyoncé shaking her ass without having to switch back and forth to the Emmy’s. It will be the best of both worlds.
4. Watch Seth Meyers Kill it on Stage
Seth Meyers isn’t a stranger to live television. From hosting NBC’s “Late Night” to anchoring “Weekend Update” on SNL, he most likely won’t be sweating it. Seth plans on making the night as fun as possible as he knows the longer the night goes, the less joy there is in the room. “By then a number of people have lost. “If it was the Golden Globes and the people were drinking, maybe they’d care less. But here, the host and the program are standing between them and the bar.” Because of this, expect a ton of laughs throughout the night.
5. Feel Alive Again
Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston will be a duo once again on this special night. No, Breaking Bad will not be reenacted on stage (or will it?) but we can all sit and smile at this lovely pair as they remind us how wonderful they were together. And in case you missed it, they starred in an Emmy promo video together and it’s perfect.
The Emmy Awards will be broadcasted August 25th on NBC at 8 p.m.