What Time, TV Channel Are the Emmys 2018? How to Watch, Stream Online

Television's biggest night has come as the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards is slated to take over the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on Monday. Since Saturday Night Live stars ‎Michael Che‎ and ‎Colin Jost are signed on to host the ceremony, TV aficionados are not going to want to miss seeing the night unfold.

The nominees list is stacked this year, which will make for some tough competition. Monday's battle appears to be between non-traditional television services since the popular streaming service of Netflix secured more nominations than premium service HBO. Netflix staples like Stranger Things and The Crown allowed the service to score 112 nods, whereas HBO's 108 nods were due to programs like Westworld and Game of Thrones.

There are several buzz-worthy nominees on this year's lineup. Surprise nods went to actors like Sandra Oh for Killing Eve, which makes her the first Asian woman to be recognized in the lead actress in a drama category. Viewers won't see actors like Kyle MacLachlan honored for his efforts in Twin Peaks: The Return, which proved to be an upset snub. Modern Family, which is known as an Emmy darling, was ignored as well.

With all this in mind, Monday's ceremony is slated to be a can't-miss event. Here's everything worth knowing about how to watch, live stream information and more.

Emmys 2018: How to Watch
The 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs Monday September 17, 2018. Here, actor Elisabeth Moss is pictured posing with two Emmys at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Moss has been nominated again for outstanding lead actress in a drama for her part in 'The Handmaids Tale.' Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

See live updates for the ceremony's winners via the Emmys official website, here.

What Time Will the Emmys Air?

The 70th annual ceremony will be broadcast Monday at 8 p.m. ET, or 5 p.m. PT for West Coasters, only on NBC. The awards are expected to conclude by 11 p.m. ET. While audiences can tune into the show via a standard television, there are options to stream it online as well.

How to Stream the Show Online

If an individual has a television provider that includes NBC in its package, then they can view the Primetime Emmys via NBC.com. Viewers can also live stream the event via NBC's app through either Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Samsung TV and Xbox in addition to iOS and Android as well.

Other streaming services like YouTube TV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and Hulu with Live TV will broadcast the show. For those who miss the ceremony, NBC will have the show in its entirety streamable via on-demand Tuesday.

How to Watch Red Carpet Pre-Coverage

The Emmys are a glitzy and glamorous affair as Hollywood's biggest stars appear on-screen decked out in luxury designer attire. For those interested in what the stars are wearing and their pre-show thoughts, there are a few different red carpet shows to watch ahead of the ceremony.

  • NBC. Monday's episode of Access, which airs on NBC, will be dedicated to the Emmys at 7 p.m. ET. Thereafter, NBC will host its "70th Emmy Awards Arrivals Special" at 7:30 p.m. ET.
  • E! News. Every year, E! Entertainment recruits host Giuliana Rancic to lead the network's red carpet coverage with her fellow colleagues—and 2018 is no exception to this. Beginning at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT), viewers can head to E! on their TV or stream the "E! Stream the Red Carpet" digital show via Twitter.
  • Snapchat. This year, Snap is teaming up with NBC via Snapchat's Live feature for viewers who don't have access to a TV. Snapchatters around the globe will be able to watch the ceremony's opening monologue in addition to other can't-miss moments.
  • People. People magazine will air a live red carpet show via PeopleTV, which is accessible via its official website and app. The entertainment publication will additionally stream a digital show via its Twitter page as well.

Nominees to Look Out For

Monday's ceremony will be a battle to determine the best of the best in each major competing category. The potential bloodbath between Netflix and HBO is worth closely examining since 2018's ceremony marks the first year Netflix surpassed HBO in nominations.

While Oh's nomination for Killing Eve is historic, she has tough competition in steady winner Elisabeth Moss for her part in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale. According to expert predictions from Gold Derby, The Handmaid's Tale has even been placed as the likely nominee to win for best drama as well. What may prove to shock viewers is which show wins for outstanding comedy series since there's no clear winner. Buzzy shows like Atlanta, black-ish, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are set to go against each other in this category. Gold Derby odds, however, place Atlanta as the likely winner with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as a close second.

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