Emmy Awards 2019: The 71st annual Emmy Awards ceremony is tonight at 8PM ET (5PM PT). If you want to watch the talent pack into the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA, the pre-show coverage on the red carpet begins an hour earlier, at 7PM ET (4PM PT).
Watch: Emmy Awards 2019 Live Online
Will your favorite TV shows, actors, and writers take home an award? In order to be the first to find out, you’ll have to watch along. For everything you want to know about the Emmys, we’ll get into it below.
Who’s hosting the Emmys?
Technically, there will be no hosts. But, there will be a slate of previous Emmy Award-winning actors, and currently nominated actors, presenting awards throughout the three-hour show.
To name a few, Jon Hamm, Cherry Jones, James Corden, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jharrel Jerome, Bradley Whitford, Marisa Tomei, Hugh Laurie, and many more will make an appearance.
How do I watch the Emmys?
This year, Fox will broadcast the Emmys. So, you can watch the show on your local Fox affiliate channel, which is channel 5 in NYC or channel 11 in Los Angeles. Fox has a handy sheet containing all of its affiliates, in case you’re not sure which channel it’s on in your region.
As we say each year, and with each event that’s broadcasted on TV, this stream will be the closest to being in real-time with the event. So, if you’re worried about seeing spoilers on Twitter or Facebook before you see things unfold, watch the Emmys on your TV.
If you’re a cable subscriber with credentials handy, the Fox Now app for all major streaming devices (Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV) is another option you have for easily tuning into the show.
How do I watch it online, and without paying?
There are plenty of options for watching the Emmys if you don’t have a cable subscription. Whether you want to watch on your internet browser, or through a streaming device (Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku) connected to your television, here are a few suggestions.
Also, all of the services below are paid cable streaming services, but they offer free trials. So, unless you want to keep your subscription, just remember to cancel before the trial ends so you don’t get charged.
Hulu with Live TV
Locast is another option, though it may not be available in your region.
If you live outside of the US, Fox has put together a list of providers that will be broadcasting the Emmys.
Who’s up to win an award?
It’s going to be a fun night, and hopefully, there will be a few surprises.
Streaming services continue to grow, and they continue to increase their presence on the list of nominees. HBO, in total, has 137 nominations, 32 nominations of which are for Game of Thrones alone. That beats the previous record set by NYPD Blue in 1994 by six nominations. Barry and Chernobyl have quite a few nominations of their own: 17 and 19, respectively.
Netflix isn’t far behind with 117 nominations, but it drops off from there in terms of services and networks. NBC has 58 nominations, while Amazon Prime Video has 47.