The biggest night in television is almost upon us. The Emmys are coming! For the 68th time, the hottest stars and TV personalities are coming together in celebration of our favorite primetime shows. ABC has tapped one of its own to play host this year: Jimmy Kimmel, who will be taking the reins for the second time, having previously carried the ceremony in 2012.
Well, you’ve guessed it, Game of Thrones. The 6th season of the HBO dragon series picked up a staggering 23 nominations. Followed by The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, with 22 nominations. Fargo, falls in third place, with 18 nominations. Leading the pack in comedy series was Veep, which grabbed 17 nods.
In case you missed your invitation in the mail, we’ve got you covered. All of the deets you need to know to get yourself to the ball:
2016 Emmys Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Time: 7:00 P.M. EST/4:00 P.M. PST – You can catch red carpet coverage at 5:00 P.M. EST, two hours prior to the show itself, on ABC
Location: Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California
Host: Jimmy Kimmel
How To Watch the Emmys 2016 Online
If you don’t have a TV, there’s a good chance you won’t be able to live stream the Emmys online. But, if you can nab your roommate or parents’ TV subscription account, then you can stream live in ABC’s owned station and Hearst station markets on ABC.com and the ABC app. The show will then be available on demand nationwide the next day. Also, they may be continuing on with the tradition of last year, by providing Emmys Backstage Live! which gives viewers a chance to catch the stars as they enter the backstage on 15 different cameras. It’s not the real show, but it’s something.
Watch the 2016 Emmy Awards on Phone, Tablet & Mobile Device
Again, you will need a TV subscription account for this, but sometimes you can get a limited time free trial. Once you have an account, then you can live stream the Emmys on your phone or tablet through the ABC app. Having said that, Emmys.com may have Emmys Backstage LIVE! again this year which gives you a great inside view of the show, in real time, as it’s happening.
Watch the 2016 Emmy Awards on TV
Tune into this year’s Emmy Awards at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time on ABC. Check your local TV provider (ie. FIOS, Optimum, Time Warner) to find out what the channel is in your area. Remember red carpet coverage on ABC begins at 5:00 p. m. Eastern Time, two hours prior to the show itself.