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'Game of Thrones' and 'Veep' ride sentimental wave into Emmys

(CNN)The Emmys usually offer a mix of old and new, but sentimental favorites could be more pronounced at this year's nominations, with "Game of Thrones" defending its crown, "Veep" waging its final campaign and "The Big Bang Theory" having a shot at one last big bang.All three shows ended long runs in May. While the last is a long shot to earn best-series recognition, star Jim Parsons could be in contention for his fifth Emmy when nominations are unveiled Tuesday for the 71st edition of the TV industry's highest honors.Still, that's only part of the suspense surrounding the ceremony, in which even some newer shows come armed with awards glory, such as Netflix's "The Kominsky Method" and "Thrones" alum Richard Madden for his role in the dra ...