Stephen M. Silverman
July 17, 2013 07:00 AM

Will Jon Hamm finally pick up an Emmy for his work as Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men?

Downton Abbey may be down a character or two, but will it still win over the nominators for TV’s highest honor?

As always, will Modern Family have the last laugh?

And how will the Academy respond to the success of Netflix’s hit, Internet-only series House of Cards and Arrested Development?

Thursday morning at 8:40 ET/5:40 PT will bring the 65th annual Emmy Awards nominations. Check back here at for the exciting news – though, already, there is drama.

Deadline reports that Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul, scheduled to announce the nominees, has lost his co-host for the morning.

“Kate Mara is unable to join us. She is on location in Santa Fe and late last night her flight had a mechanical malfunction and was unable to take off. She sends her sincerest regrets,” says the TV Academy.

Perhaps Paul will fly solo. That’s showbiz.

The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS, Sunday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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