The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards kick off at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on ABC live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will host the Emmy ceremony for the first time.
Another Emmys first-timer, Showtime's "Homeland," is shaking up a few races with its nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor and Lead Actress. Meanwhile, "Downton Abbey" entered the Drama Series category instead of the Miniseries/Movie race for the first time and scored seven total nominations.
On the comedy front, another newcomer, HBO's "Girls," picked up Emmy nods in the main Comedy Series category, and series creator Lena Dunham earned a nod for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Records could be set at the 2012 Emmys as well. Sunday's ceremony gives "Mad Men" a chance to win its fifth Emmy for Best Drama, surpassing fellow record holders "Hill Street Blues," "L.A. Law" and "The West Wing."
Find out who takes home Emmy gold, what the stars wear and more live updates from HuffPost TV's Emmys 2012 liveblog below.
Our developing article on Modern Family's big win tonight for Outstanding Comedy Series.
|@ jimmykimmel : Just opened a beer using Jon Hamm’s chin! #emmys|
|@ LaurenGreenberg : Great job thanking ALL THE WIVES, Homeland. #EmmysCongrats|
|@ StarwaysMusic : @HuffPostTV I LOVE Homeland. So happy for them. New season starts next Sunday. I'm there.|
Read more about Homeland's win for Outstanding Drama Series!
|@ jessetyler : "Look there's Robert Cranston and Tina Foy". -my mom at the #Emmys|
|@ mindykaling : Benedict Cumberbatch do you read tweets I love you|
|@ missmayim : #emmys Clive Owen: it's ok. I lost, too. Let's have a drink and talk all about it.|
"I feel so validated because Sarah Palin gave me a big thumbs down!" —Julianne Moore acceptance speech
|@ jessetyler : Finally. The meeting of the two greatest minds of ALL time. @lenadunham #Emmys http://t.co/bsLCdbKT|
|@ SheilaYM : Man that walk off music is public enemy No. 1 tonight. #emmys|
|@ DLEN : @HuffPostTV I think they are just as predictable as they are every year... and Jimmy Kimmel needs to stick to his own show.|
|@ TheTVReferee : THEY SUCK. RT @HuffPostTV: What do you guys think of the #Emmys so far? Tweet us!|
And don't hold back.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Tom Berenger in "Hatfields & McCoys"
Ellen Degeneres is currently borderline pantless on stage. File that under "Reasons Why Ellen Is Awesome."
Read more on The Daily Show win here.
"Go ahead and tase them bro, if you need to." —Jimmy Kimmel to security about removing his parents from the theater, aka Kimmel Prank #2
|@ emmastraub : Listen, ABC, do you really think I need more help getting 'Moves Like Jagger' stuck in my head? #emmys|
And there goes the end of Jon Stewart's acceptance speech, sacrificed at the altar of the live TV censors.
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