The best shows in primetime television will be honored Monday night in Los Angeles. The 70th annual Emmy Awards will be hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost of “Saturday Night Live” and take place at the Microsoft Theater.

The awards show usually takes place on a Sunday, but the 2018 Emmys are returning to Monday for the first time since 2014. The event was likely bumped because of “Sunday Night Football,” which has returned to NBC with the start of the NFL season. The Emmys will start at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC.

Perhaps a new date will mean better ratings for the show. An average of 11.4 million viewers watched the 2017 Emmys. It was just a slight upgrade over the previous year’s viewership of 11.3 million people, which was an all-time low. When the show aired on a Monday in August four years ago, an average of 15.6 million people tuned in, giving the Emmys their second-highest ratings in a span of eight years.

Michael Che Colin Jost Emmys Presenters Colin Jost and Michael Che roll out the gold carpet for the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Nominees for the 2018 Emmys were announced two months ago. Not surprisingly, “Game of Thrones” led the way with 22 nominations. “Westworld” wasn’t far behind with 21 nominations for the show’s second season.

Both shows are up for Outstanding Drama Series. Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” is up for the award again after being named the winner in the show’s first season last year. “The Handmaid’s Tale” received 20 total nominations. Elizabeth Moss is up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and three women on the show have been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Moss is one of several reigning winners that are trying to win an award for a second straight year. The 2017 winners for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Sterling K. Brown for “This is Us”) and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Donald Glover for “Atlanta”) have both received nominations.

There will be a new winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Julia Louis Dreyfus has an impressive six-year winning streak for her role on “Veep,” but the show didn’t air a season in 2018 because the former “Seinfeld” star underwent treatment for breast cancer. Production for the next season was delayed, but new episodes are supposed to air in the spring of 2019.