Although Sofia Vergara's name is missing from the Emmy Awards nominees' list this year, she could still take home a statue Monday night — and it would be a record.
Vergara's hit comedy show "Modern Family" is up for a fifth straight best comedy series trophy at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards with host Seth Meyers. It would tie all-time sitcom champ “Fraiser.”
The ceremony, which was moved from its usual Sunday home in September to avoid conflicts with “NBC Sunday Night Football” and the MTV Video Music Awards, is full of the possibilities of new records.
Netflix's freshman comedy series nominee "Orange is the New Black" and sophomore drama series contender "House of Cards" could score breakthroughs as the first online shows to capture top Emmy Awards.
Among other potential history-making wins:
— If "The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons is crowned as best comedy actor, it will be his fourth Emmy and put him in league with Kelsey Grammer and Michael J. Fox.
— A victory for "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston would give him a tie with four-time best drama actor champ Dennis Franz.
— Matthew McConaughey, nominated for the drama series "True Detective," will join an exclusive club if he wins, according to awards historian Tom O'Neil, joining Helen Mirren, Helen Hunt, Liza Minnelli and George C. Scott as the fifth actor to win both an Emmy and Oscar in a single year. In March, McConaughey nabbed the best actor Academy Award for "Dallas Buyers Club."
— "Scandal" star Kerry Washington would be in a class by herself if she receives the best drama series actress award, becoming the first African-American to conquer the category.
Although the Emmys are about celebrating the best of TV, they also include "in memoriam" tributes to industry members who died in the past year. Among those who will be remembered: Robin Williams, with Billy Crystal honoring his longtime friend and fellow comedian and actor.
Based on reporting by The Associated Press.