With 23 Emmy nominations, HBO's "Game of Thrones" might not only repeat as best drama, but also eclipse its own record for victories in a single year (12 in 2015).
That's just one storyline to consider in the hours leading into Sunday night's ceremony.
Can another drama unseat 'Game of Thrones'?
In the Outstanding Drama Series category, "Game of Thrones" will face off against "The Americans," "Better Call Saul," "Downton Abbey," "Homeland," "House of Cards" and "Mr. Robot."
In other "Game of Thrones" news, its stars Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington are nominated for acting Emmys in supporting-role categories.
Will 'Veep' repeat?
As for Outstanding Comedy Series, keep an eye on "Veep," a favorite to repeat as best comedy series. It's up against "black-ish," "Master of None," "Modern Family," "Silicon Valley," "Transparent" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."
Will "The People v. O.J. Simpson" win best miniseries?
It collected 22 nods.
Will seven-time nominee Hugh Laurie finally win an Emmy?He never won for "House."
Will host Jimmy Kimmel go political, topical or both?
When Kimmel hosted the Emmys in 2012, he mocked everyone from Twitter users to Honey Boo-Boo. Who will he tease in 2016? Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton? Fellow late-night hosts? We think the cute kids in this Emmys ad are safe. Maybe.