Emmy Awards
Credit: Emmy Statue: Cliff Lipson/CBS

-Show some love to 2005 Emmy winners like Ray Liotta, Amanda Plummer, and Bobby Cannavale, who picked up their awards last week because the TV Academy doesn’t consider their categories important enough for the main Emmy show. Watch them get their due at the Creative Arts Emmys, airing on E! on Saturday at 7 p.m.

-If you doubt that this year’s lead acting Emmy nominees are versatile, check them out in their past roles. Let’s guide to past gems for the drama and comedy nominees serve as a DVD rental guide, so that you can catch such unlikely performances as Kiefer Sutherland’s hitchhiker-stalking serial killer in Freeway or Zach Braff’s gay drug addict in The Broken Hearts Club.

-Fans of the Emmy-nominated Desperate Housewives will want to hear the soundtrack CD, which comes out on Tuesday. Lots of pleasant, SUV-ready tunes from an all-female roster that includes Shania Twain, Liz Phair, Martina McBride, Joss Stone, and Gloria Estefan. You can stream the whole album early at VH1.

-Need to get out of the house? Ten-time Emmy nominee Paul Reiser and five-time Emmy winner Peter Falk team up on screen in The Thing About My Folks. Take your dad to see it.

-It’s a red carpet face-off on Sunday evening: Joan and Melissa Rivers(TV Guide Channel) vs. Star Jones and Kathy Griffin (E!). Both redcarpet shows will air from 6 to 8 p.m., immediately preceding the Emmys.

-Did we mention that the Emmys are on? CBS Sunday at 8 p.m.

Be sure to return to PopWatch Sunday night. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. EDT and throughout the evening, our own Michael Slezak will be backstage at the Shrine Auditorium, live-blogging the proceedings, chatting with the winners, and no doubt gorging himself on free shrimp cocktail and a variety of deli meats.

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