The 2013 Emmy Awards kick off Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. All eyes are on ratings-leader "The Big Bang Theory" to possibly take home its first ever award for best comedy, as well as "Breaking Bad" to take the nod for best drama series as it bows out this year, and airs its last episode next Sunday night. Meanwhile, Elton John has a planned piano tribute to Liberace, which will also feature appearances by "Behind the Candelabra" stars Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, each Emmy nominees themselves, according to ABC on Sept. 21.
Both of those actors are set to present tonight, along with a who’s who of Hollywood A-listers that includes Bryan Cranston, Will Arnett, Claire Danes, Tina Fey, Sofia Vergara and Kerry Washington.
Country star Carrie Underwood is also slated to perform tonight in L.A.
Other notable nominated mentions this year include "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey, going up against Cranston in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category.
"Arrested Development" actor Jason Bateman will try to best Jim Parsons for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy, according to Us Weekly.
Film-actor Jeff Daniels just earned his first Emmy nomination for "The Newsroom", while Kerry Washington, Robin Wright and Vera Farmiga each just notched their first lead actress nominations.
Actor Neil Patrick Harris kicks off the Emmy festivities on CBS Sunday night at 8 ET.