Emmys 2017: how to watch and what to expect

Emmys 2017: how to watch and what to expect

The Golden Globes, Grammys and Oscars have long since come and gone, leaving one final major awards show for the rest of the calendar year.

Watch the 69th Emmy Awards this Sunday on CBS, 8 P.M. EST.

When and Where is it?

Some of the biggest names in television will be celebrated at the 2017 Emmy Awards, taking place live on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. News' Erin Lim. And of course "Emmys: The Show" will collect snaps from inside Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater throughout the event.

CBS late-night guru Stephen Colbert will host the Emmys for the first time on Sunday, following in the footsteps of ABC host Jimmy Kimmel, who emceed the affair past year. However, this year, the hit HBO fantasy series is out of the running after screening late in the year.

Master of ceremonies Stephen Colbert could make history as the first person to win multiple awards while hosting.

And ironically, the most buzzed about show on television isn't even eligible.

Add to that, HBO is without its powerhouse "Game of Thrones", which isn't nominated because of its delayed premiere.

"I've never been the host of something that I was also nominated for at the same time and if I don't win the night's a disaster", said Colbert. Only four years later, almost half of the shows nominated for best comedy or drama come from streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, which has been nominated this year for their original series, The Handmaid's Tale. Priyanka and Tom presented the Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special award a year ago. The last was Fox's "24" in 2006. "'Amazing Race" is nominated, and that's who he lost to every year for "The Apprentice.' So he might want to see them go down".

"This is Us" is up for best drama, which hasn't been won by a network show in 11 years.

It could be a big night for African-American performers. Leslie Jones, Vanessa Bayer and Kate McKinnon all vying for supporting actress in a comedy.

The White House hijinks of "Veep" laughed up 17 nominations, including Best Comedy series.

All eyes will be on shows like The Night Of, This Is Us and Big Little Lies that have been the talking points throughout the year.



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