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Sep172011

Emmy Awards to Air Sunday

Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Fox live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles Sunday. Actress Jane Lynch, a nominee for her performance on Glee, will host the telecast.

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the broadcast two years ago and told ABC News Radio that the Friday before the ceremony is the toughest because it’s a dress rehearsal of the entire show and, as host, you have to do all of your comedy to an audience comprised of "30 crew members who are all busy writing things on notebooks."

The HBO period miniseries Mildred Pierce enters this year's edition of the Emmys with a leading 21 nominations, including acting nods for stars Kate Winslet, Melissa Leo and Guy Pearce.

AMC's Mad Men has the most nominations among scripted series, with 19. It's a contender for best drama, while stars Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery and Christina Hendricks all have a chance to pick up an acting Emmy. Mad Men's competition for best drama includes Boardwalk Empire, which has 18 nominations overall, as well as Game of Thrones, Dexter, The Good Wife, and Friday Night Lights.

ABC's Modern Family has more nominations than any other comedy series, with 17. The reigning best-comedy winner will oppose The Big Bang Theory, Glee, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock and The Office in that category on Sunday.

A full list of nominees is available at Emmys.com.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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