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. That would be the 2017 Emmys, which will celebrate the best in primetime television.

When are the 2017 Emmys? The awards show will take place Sunday night at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on the final date of what’s been a four-month long process. It’s scheduled to start at 8 p.m. EDT, and Stephen Colbert of the “Late Show” will be the host.

The 69th Primetime Emmys will recognize the actors, actresses and creators that help put on the top American TV shows from June 1, 2016 through May 31 of this year. Voting for the nominations began on June 12, and the final nominees were announced on July 13. The awards voting began a month later on Aug. 14, and the winners will be announced Sunday, Sept. 17.

Those dates are what prevented shows like “Game of Thrones” from receiving any nominations for the 2017 Emmys. The first episode of this past season aired on July 16, making it only eligible for the 2018 Emmys. “Game of Thrones” won the award for Outstanding Drama Series in both 2015 and 2016, guaranteeing a new winner for the award this year.

Other shows like “This Is Us,” “Stranger Things” and “House of Cards” will be recognized at the 2017 Emmys. “Westworld,” which had its first-ever season in the fall of 2016, as well as “Saturday Night Live,” lead the way with 22 nominations apiece.

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Host Stephen Colbert (C) is joined by Television Academy officials for the Red Carpet rollout on Sept. 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, ahead of this weekend's 69th Emmy Awards. Getty Images

“The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” was the most celebrated show at the 2016 Emmys, taking home five awards after receiving 22 nominations. “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” were recognized for being the year’s best drama and comedy, respectively. Network TV shows didn’t have nearly the success as shows that appear on cable, HBO or Netflix .

Even though the Emmys aren’t scheduled until Sunday, some shows have already been recognized with last weekend's Creative Arts Emmys. Awards like Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series (“Stranger Things”), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Gerald McRaney in “This Is Us”) and Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie (“The Night Of”) were presented to the winners.

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood will be at the event, even if they weren't nominated for an award. Jason Bateman, Jessica Biel, Edie Falco, Nicole Kidman, Debra Messing, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon are just a few of the announced presenters.

The 2016 Emmys had an average viewership of 11.3 million people. It marked the second consecutive year that the show drew a new low for ratings. Sunday’s show will also have to compete with “Sunday Night Football,” which will feature the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons.

The 2017 Oscars also experienced declining ratings, hitting a nine-year low with an average of 32.9 million viewers. This year’s Grammys had 26 million viewers, earning a four percent increase in viewership from the previous year.