When and Where is it? Network's red-carpet special beginning at 6 p.m. It's scheduled to start at 8 p.m. EDT, and Stephen Colbert of the "Late Show" will be the host. Despite its impressive track record, Co-Executive Producer and Host Phil Keoghan still recalls the moment he found out he was an Emmy Award nominee for the very first time. "This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period".
Add to that, HBO is without its powerhouse "Game of Thrones", which isn't nominated because of its delayed premiere. Not only is the freshman drama from HBO tied with Saturday Night Live with 22 nominations, but the show has already won five awards during the Creative Arts Emmys which already took place ahead of the September 17 main event, which focused on the acting and outstanding series categories. Other heavily nominated series include This Is Us, The Handmaid's Tale and Stranger Things.
The 69th Emmy Awards announced their final list of presenters - and there's going to be a whole lot of star power on stage. The last was Fox's "24" in 2006.
On this Sunday night's show, look especially for these three categories, in which the brothers are the named nominees: Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing. Or will outsider Evan Rachel Wood surprise both of them with her performance in Westworld as the big-eyed prairie 'bot who morphs into Dolores the lawless? The NBC hit is the first network drama nominated since "The Good Wife" in 2011, while a potential victory would make it the first network show to win Best TV Drama since "24" back in 2006. Leslie Jones, Vanessa Bayer and Kate McKinnon all vying for supporting actress in a comedy.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus' political satire is now rowing towards its seven and final season and has seven nominations in the bag, including outstanding comedy series and lead actress. It was only past year when Priyanka Chopra made her debut at the Emmys, which is television's equivalent of the Oscars. Although Game of Thrones had a few episodes air during that time frame, it still doesn't count according to the Emmy guidelines.