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10 Things to Watch for at the Emmys

Here are 10 reasons to tune in to the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, airing on FOX at 5:00 PDT/8:00 EDT!

10 Things To Watch For at the 2011 Emmys

Jane Lynch

The hostess with the mostest Jane Lynch should provide some great laughs throughout the ceremony. Can't wait to see her opening monologue!


And where's the Jane Lynch, there should be some "Glee" love. The gang has to figure into the festivities some how.

'Modern Family' vs. 'Glee'

Then, there's the big showdown giants "Modern Family" and "Glee" in the Best Comedy Series category. "Family" took the award last year, but could "Glee" pull it out this time around? Or could newbie nominee "Parks and Recreation" be the surprise winner? Stay tuned...

Charlie Sheen

The trouble actor, who has been making a long, televised road to redemption in the past few weeks, is reported to be stopping by the Emmys for a surprise appearance. This should be good.

Emmy Underdogs

There are a few first-time Emmy nominees this year who could make an upset, including "The Killing" star Mireille Enos, nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Julianna Margulies is tagged to take the award for her turn in "The Good Wife" — but you never know! Other underdogs include: the now defunct "Friday Night Lights" in the Drama Series category; Martha Plimpton in the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her hilarious performance in "Raising Hope"; and "Justified" star Timothy Olyphant for Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

Fashion Conscious

One of the best parts of any award show is the fashion. At the Emmys this year, look for color and uniqueness. You know, like something the always gorgeous Sofia Vergara would wear.

Movie Stars

Sure, the Emmy Awards are for TV shows, but the ceremony also brings in some movie star quality. Some big-screen A-listers who will be attending include Kate Winslet, nominated for "Mildred Pierce"; Diane Lane for "Cinema Verite"; and Taraji P. Henson for "Tiffany Rubin."

Emmys Go Green

The Emmys are turning the red carpet green. Partnering with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, FOX reports that they are taking a number of steps with this year's Primetime Emmy Awards to reduce the event's carbon footprint. One of the most noticeable features is the red carpet. The carpet, which was made locally in Los Angeles at the world's only LEED-certified carpet factory, contains 50 percent recycled materials, according to a FOX press release.

Hottie Presenters

There's a laundry list of hot celeb presenting at the 2011 Emmy Awards Ashton Kutcher ("Two and a Half Men"), Zooey Deschanel ("The New Girl), Anna Paquin ("True Blood"), Minka Kelly ("Charlie's Angels"), Gwyneth Paltrow ("Glee"), Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife"), Rob Lowe ("Parks and Recreation") — and Katie Holmes, just to name a few.

'Boardwalk Empire' vs. 'Mad Men'

And for the big award at the end of the evening, we have a race between the new kid on the block, the compelling 1920s mob series "Boardwalk Empire," and the returning champ "Mad Men." Who do you think will win?