The 69th annual Emmy Awards 2017 are set to air on Sept. 17, 2017 — but before the show gets underway, we’ve rounded up all the information you need to know.Live television is not for the faint of heart,” Glenn Weiss told me this week. Weiss ought to know—he and his White Cherry Entertainment partner, Ricky Kirshner, produce high-profile TV events like the Tony Awards, the Super Bowl halftime show, the Kennedy Center Honors, and, this weekend, the Emmy Awards.Because Emmy Awards are given in various sectors of the American television industry, they are presented in different annual ceremonies held throughout the year. The two events that receive the most media coverage are the Primetime Emmy Awards and the Daytime Emmy Awards, which recognize outstanding work in American primetime and daytime entertainment programming, respectively.
The Emmys will air on CBS at 8 p.m. ET / 5 PT from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony will stream live via CBS All Access, the network’s streaming service on their website or a smart TV. Not sure if you want to commit to $6 a month? You can sign up for a free seven-day trial.Stephen Colbert is this year’s host, taking his critical comedy from The Late Show set to the Emmys stage.
The Emmys have lined up some big names to help present the awards of the night, including: Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin, Tracee Ellis Ross, Reese Witherspoon, Edie Falco, Lea Michele, Debra Messing, Jason Bateman, Jessica Biel, Anna Faris, Rashida Jones, Shemar Moore, Kumail Nanjiani, Jim Parsons, Adam Scott and more.With drama category favorite Game of Thrones ineligible this year due to its summer start date, the race is wide open. HBO’s Westworld, however, is most likely to take home the most wins. Westworld tied Saturday Night Live for the most nominations, with 22. Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, NBC’s This Is Us, and Netlfix’s The Crown and Stranger Things may also walk away with awards.