The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards are set for tonight, which promises a night of celebration and recognition for the most talented figures last year on television. The show is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. EST.
CBS’ Stephen Colbert is hosting tonight’s festivities at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Celebrity figures like Alec Baldwin, Oprah Winfrey, and Anna Faris will also appear on stage to deliver presentations throughout the evening.
Tonight’s ceremony is likely to be interesting since this will be the first year where HBO’s Game of Thrones is not in the running for any awards. Even though the show has drawn in plenty of wins over the last six years, it was disqualified this time around due to the late start of their newest season.
Streaming services are likely to have a strong showing since programs from Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu have received 125 nominations altogether. Entertainment observers expect that shows like Netflix’s Stranger Things, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and NBC’s This Is Us are the mostly likely contenders to win big tonight.
Saturday Night Live is also set up for a big night with 22 nominations. Melissa McCarthy has already won a Creative Arts Emmy for her depiction of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, and its quite possible Alec Baldwin will have a positive reception for his impersonation of President Trump.
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