You won't be near a TV for the 2014 Emmy Awards? You’re not totally out of luck. While NBC won’t be live-streaming the awards show itself (and viewing any live stream that pops up online is illegal), the network isn’t completely shutting out those who will have only online access. The network is live-streaming the backstage area of the 2014 Emmys with four cameras, including “director’s cut” footage. You can view the live stream here.
The 2014 Emmys are expected to be one of the most unpredictable in the show’s 66-year history. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey of HBO’s “True Detective” will battle it out with Bryan Cranston of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and Kevin Spacey of Netflix’s “House of Cards” in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category that also includes Jon Hamm of “Mad Men” and Jeff Daniels of “The Newsroom.”
Outstanding Drama Series is another competitive category. “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards,” “Mad Men” and “True Detective” are the nominees.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus will try to extend her winning streak to three in the Best Actress in a Comedy Series category for “Veep.” She’s up against Lena Dunham of “Girls,” Melissa McCarthy of “Mike & Molly,” Edie Falco of “Nurse Jackie,” Taylor Schilling of “Orange is the New Black” and Amy Poehler of “Parks and Recreation.”
“Modern Family” is trying to become a five-time winner in the Best Comedy Series category. The show has won the category each time it has been nominated. The ABC comedy’s competition includes “The Big Bang Theory,” “Louie,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley” and “Veep.”
Claire Danes of “Homeland” is vying to win her third Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy. She’s up against Julianna Margulies of “The Good Wife,” Michelle Dockery of “Downton Abbey,” Robin Wright of “House of Cards,” Lizzy Caplan of “Masters of Sex” and Kerry Washington of "Scandal.”
Also looking to become a three-time Emmy winner is Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory.” Others nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series include Ricky Gervais of “Derek,” Matt LeBlanc of “Episodes,” Don Cheadle of “House of Lies,” Louis C.K. of “Louie” and William H. Macy of “Shameless.”