Emmys 2019: Air date, time, host, biggest nominations, and everything you need to know about TV's biggest night
The 2019 Emmys will air live on Fox from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. For those unable to catch the show live on Fox, you can stream it on the network's cable account.
This year's Primetime Emmy Awards is going to be big, and it's not just because of the Netflix-HBO rivalry evident in award seasons in the recent past. Granted HBO has seen some record-breaking nominations, with Game of Thrones' singlehandedly sweeping over 30 of them just this year, but the other networks - especially the streaming giants - aren't all that far behind either.
The buzzing nominations that were announced in July aside, we also have the 2019 Oscar-like hostless ceremony to look forward to. And there's always the thrill of unexpected winners, on spot marriage proposals, and much more happening on TV's biggest night of the year. Here's all you need to know about it!
The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is going to air on Sunday, September 22, at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT only on Fox.
Where to watch
The 2019 Emmys will air live on Fox from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. For those unable to catch the show live on Fox, you can stream it if you have the network's cable account. Log in to Fox.com or the FOX NOW app for that. Additionally, if you have Hulu or Direct TV accounts, you can also log in to watch the Emmys live from there.
Following the footsteps of the 2019 Academy Awards, this year's Emmys will also be hostless. Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier has said that the decision was based on 'tradeoffs,' with the designated time slotted for the host's monologue now being dedicated to celebrating shows that have just wrapped up or are on their final season, like Fox's very own 'Empire'. "So, we will go hostless this year, and I think it will give us more time to honor those shows," said Collier. This is the fourth time in Emmy history that the ceremony won't have a host.
The immensely popular HBO show 'Game of Thrones', despite its highly criticized and extremely disappointing finale and eighth season, is reigning the nominations with a whopping total of 32. That includes actor Gwendoline Christie's Best Actress in a Supporting Role self-nomination for Lady Brienne of Tarth. Meanwhile, Amazon Prime's 'the Marvellous Mrs. Maisel' is rivaling its 'Veep' in the comedy category. Shortly after Mrs. Maisel's 20 nominations is HBO's 'Chernobyl', 19), followed by NBC's 'Saturday Night Live', 18; HBO's 'Barry', 17; FX's 'Fosse/Verdon', 17; Netflix's 'When They See Us', 16; Netflix's 'Russian Doll', 13; Showtime's 'Escape at Dannemora', 12; and Amazon's 'Fleabag', 11.
In the network side of things, HBO is leading with a record 137, followed by Netflix with 118, NBC halfway up there with 58, Amazon following next with 47, and then it's CBS (43), FX (32), ABC (26), Hulu (20), Fox (18), and Showtime (18).