This is the night of television that all the TV stars have been waiting for: the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The ceremony honors the best programs on the small screen, and with more TV shows airing than ever before, it’s going to be packed with talented people. You’ll want to make sure you watch the event live.
The Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sunday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC and is scheduled to end at 11 p.m. EDT. Unlike many live events, the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted show will not be tape delayed, so the West Coast should tune in at 5 p.m. PDT.
Those watching on TV just have to tune in to ABC, but those watching online will want to make sure they have all of their cable provider log in information ready. The ceremony will have a live stream on ABC’s website and app, but a username and password is necessary to view it.
There should be some serious star power at the ceremony. Stars recognized this year include Tom Hiddleston, Taraji P. Henson, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Idris Elba, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Sarah Paulson and Kerry Washington, and they are just a few of the nominees. Some actors attending won’t be nominated, but they are presenting. Priyanka Chopra, Michael Weatherly, Liev Schreiber and Kristen Bell are among those handing out statues.
The Primetime Emmys will cover 27 awards categories, but that’s not nearly all the statues the Television Academy is giving out. If you’re interested in some of the less flashy awards categories, like best guest star or best animated program, you’ll want to tune in to the Creative Arts Emmys. The two-night ceremony was held Sept. 10 and 11 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and it featured some shocking moments, like two big losses for Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.” The Creative Arts Emmys will be condensed and edited to air in one night on Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. EDT on FXX.