This image released by AMC shows Bryan Cranston as Walter White, left, and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in a scene from 'Breaking Bad'.

Shows from broadcast, cable and the Internet are vying for honours in the 66th Emmy Awards nominations.

Leading contenders include dramas ‘True Detective’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ and four-time best comedy winner ‘Modern Family’.

The nominations were to be announced early on Thursday at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles.

The prime-time Emmy Awards will air on Monday, August 25, on NBC.

It will be hosted by Seth Meyers.

The ceremony, traditionally held on Sunday, was moved to avoid a conflict with NBC's ‘Sunday Night Football’ and MTV's Video Music Awards. - Sapa-AP