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The Red Carpet is rolled out, and the auditorium ready for the Emmy Awards tonight.

Top television performances awarded at tonight's Emmys


It is easy to dramatize the Emmy Awards, when really it is an award show to track what has taken place in the last year.

The Primetime Emmys – through two weekends of awards – attempt to recognize the best efforts in the television arts. From makeup and writing to stunt coordination and acting, the winged woman holding the atom goes to those who made their dreams come true.

The ceremony for the first round of awards, on Aug. 16, was not televised. There, many of the sound, makeup, and other behind-the-scene workers were chosen to be the best out of an outstanding field.

Tonight, viewers are treated to the second round of awards that contains categories most of us are familiar with, like the best actor and actress categories in dramas and comedies.

There may be a few Wisconsin ties in tonight's ceremony (which was bumped to Monday to avoid a conflict with NBC's "Sunday Night Football"), but the highest-profile connection is actor Mark Ruffalo. Ruffalo was nominated for a best actor performance in a miniseries or movie with his work on "The Normal Heart" on HBO.

You can find a complete list of nominations here.

Here are the awards to be presented starting at 7 p.m tonight on WTMJ-TV Ch. 4:

  • Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Television Movie
  • Outstanding Miniseries
  • Outstanding Variety Series
  • Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
  • Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
  • Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
  • Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
  • Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries Or A Movie
  • Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
  • Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
  • Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries Or A Movie
  • Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

SECURITY: Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto will host "Fox Business Investigates: Cyber Wargame," tonight at 7 p.m.

The one-hour special will present a behind-the-scenes look at our cyber defense training program and feature interviews with top cyber professionals from the NSA and the Department of Defense. Cavuto also will follow a team of students from each of the nation's top service academies; West Point, the Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, as they compete in the virtual war game known as Cyber Defense Exercise.

SUNDAY MORNING: As people of different faiths traditionally spend time in worship on Saturdays and Sundays, the networks and cable television outlets know that historically the ratings on weekend mornings are usually down.

But CBS is enjoying a small bump, according to Media Bistro.

"CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood" averaged 5.3 million viewers on Sunday, up 16 percent from the same day last year, besting the weekday morning shows. Season-to-date, "Sunday Morning" is up 6 percent in viewers compared to last year.

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