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Emmys 2017 viewers guide: What to know

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The 2017 Emmys take place on Sunday, Sept. 17, live from Los Angeles with host Stephen Colbert.

What time are the 2017 Emmys? 

The 69th annual Emmy Awards, which will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. The awards telecast will air live coast-to-coast on CBS. Viewers can also watch red carpet arrivals on E! with the network’s Live from the Red Carpet special prior to the start of the broadcast. CBS will not be airing a red carpet pre-show. For those who’ve cut the cord, the show will be streaming on CBS All Access, which requires a subscription.

Who is hosting the Emmys?

CBS is calling on Colbert, their own late-night host, to emcee the proceedings. Though he previously hosted the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on CBS, this is the first major awards hosting gig for the comedian and host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The Emmys rotate networks each year, and it’s common for them to tap their own talent for hosting duties – last year ABC called on their own late-night host Jimmy Kimmel (who then also hosted the 2016 Oscars).

Who is presenting?

The Television Academy has tapped some of the small screen’s biggest and brightest to present the awards at the Emmys. Presenters include nominees Riz Ahmed, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Allison Janney, Nicole Kidman, Tracee Ellis Ross, Oprah Winfrey, and Reese Witherspoon. Stars of upcoming new fall shows will also take the stage, including Edie Falco (Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders) and Lea Michele (The Mayor), as well as Debra Messing in advance of the highly anticipated Will and Grace revival. Other presenters include Jason Bateman, Jessica Biel, Anna Faris, Rashida Jones, Shemar Moore, Kumail Nanjiani, Jim Parsons, and Adam Scott. More presenters will be announced in the days leading up to the ceremony.

Who are the 2017 Emmy nominees?

The most memorable shows from another stellar year of Peak TV, naturally! Both HBO’s Westworld and NBC’s Saturday Night Live tied for the most nominations with 22. Saturday Night Live capped one of its best seasons ever with a record 22 nominations, including four Best Supporting Acting noms. The nominees include mainstays like House of Cards, Veep, and Modern Family, while also welcoming newcomers like The Handmaid’s Tale (13 noms), This is Us (10 noms), Big Little Lies and Atlanta. Nominees ranged from first-timers like Millie Bobbie Brown and Donald Glover to seasoned multi-time nominees such as Bob Odenkirk and Jessica Lange.

The nominees in some of the highest-profile categories are below; check out the full list here.

Best Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
House of Cards
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Best Comedy Series
Atlanta
Black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

Best Limited Series
Big Little Lies
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
Genius
The Night Of

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Claire Foy, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Anthony Hopkins, Westworld
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Allison Janney, Mom
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets
Donald Glover, Atlanta
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Carrie Coon, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective
Robert DeNiro, The Wizard of Lies
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius
John Turturro, The Night Of

Who will win?

Thanks to the Creative Arts Emmys, we already know a good deal of winners — including Melissa McCarthy and Dave Chappelle for Saturday Night Live, Alexis Bledel for The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things, Big Little Lies, Westworld, and more. See the full list of winners below.

Outstanding Host for a Reality/Reality-Competition Program: RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Outstanding Special Class Program: 70th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)

Outstanding Choreography: TIE — Mandy Moore, Dancing With the Stars (ABC), and Travis Wall, So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

Outstanding Structured Reality Program: Shark Tank (ABC)

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program: Life Below Zero (National Geographic)

Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program: Ava DuVernay and Spencer Averick, 13th (Netflix)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi Camera): The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years (Hulu)

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special: 13th (Netflix)

Outstanding Character Voiceover Performance: Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy (Fox)

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series: Planet Earth II (BBC America)

Outstanding Music Direction: Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America (ABC)

Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within an Unscripted Program: The Oscars (ABC)

Outstanding Interactive Program: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program: O.J.: Made in America (ESPN)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program: Planet Earth II (BBC America)

Outstanding Directing for a Nonfiction Program: O.J.: Made in America (ESPN)

Outstanding Short Form Animated Program: Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)

Outstanding Animated Program: Bob’s Burgers (Fox)

Governor’s Award: ITVS

Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic): Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction Event or Award Special: Hairspray Live! (NBC)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi Camera): The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years (Hulu)

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: 13th, “Letter to the Free,” performed by Common (Netflix)

Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series: Viceland at the Women’s March (Viceland)

Outstanding Informational Series or Special: Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (A&E)

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Limited Series, Movie or Special: Hairspray Live! (NBC)

Outstanding Narrator: Meryl Streep, Five Came Back

Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Reality, or Reality Competition Series: Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special: Hairspray Live! (NBC)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program: Bruce Ready, Born This Way (A&E)

Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program: RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Outstanding Costumes For Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Programming: Zaldy Goco and Perry Meek, RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program: Sasha Alpert and Megan Sleeper, Born This Way (A&E)

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special: Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Starring Lady Gaga (Fox)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special: Glenn Weiss, The Oscars (ABC)

Outstanding Variety Special: Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017 (CBS)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner (TBS)

Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking: LA 92 (National Geographic)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Gerald McRaney, This Is Us (ABC)

Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series: Jane Lynch, Dropping the Soap (Amazon)

Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series: Kim Estes, Dicks (Vimeo)

Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prothetic): Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour): The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half Hour): Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Original Interactive Program: The People’s House – Inside the White House With Barack and Michelle Obama (Samsung/Oculus)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: Stranger Things (Netflix)

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series: Stranger Things (Netflix)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special: Big Little Lies (HBO)

Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic): Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie: The Night Of (HBO)

Outstanding Contemporary Costumes for a Series, Limited Series, or Movie: Big Little Lies (HBO)

Outstanding Main Title Design: Stranger Things (Netflix)

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series: Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series: Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training (AMC)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie: The Night Of (HBO)

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie, or Special: American Horror Story: Roanoke (FX)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special: The Night Of (HBO)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie: The Night Of (HBO)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (half hour) and Animation: Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series: Stranger Things (Netflix)

Outstanding Music Supervision: Big Little Lies (HBO)

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie: Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role: Gotham (Fox)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects: Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding Commercial: Calling JohnMalkovich.com (Squarespace)

Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within a Scripted Program: Westworld, DiscoverWestworld.com (HBO)

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program: Shameless (Showtime)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Music Competition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score): House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour): Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live (HBO)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera SeriesThe Ranch (Netflix)

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More): The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half Hour or Less): Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Children’s Program: Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas (HBO)

Outstanding Music Competition for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special (Original Dramatic Score): Fargo (FX)

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More): The Crown (Netflix)

Outstanding Period/Fantasy Costumes for a Series, Limited Series, or Movie: The Crown (Netflix)

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series, or Movie: Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix)

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: Master of None (Netflix)

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music: Stranger Things (Netflix)

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series: Veep (HBO)

No one knows the rest of the winners until Sunday night, but it’s always fun to guess and play the odds. You can see our Bingeworthy’s hosts picks for Best Drama and Comedy series, or you can get in on the action yourself. Vote for who you think should win in our EW Emmy poll and then tune in on Sept. 17 to see if your favorites bring home Emmy gold. Follow along at our Emmys home-base for updates in the days leading up to the show, as well as following along for live coverage of all the action on television’s biggest night as it happens in the Microsoft Theater.