TV’s biggest stars will flock to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for their chance to snag the big award for the small screen.
Here are five key things you need to know.
1. Stephen Colbert is hosting: That’s right. The Emmys are sticking with a late-night host. Jimmy Kimmel hosted last year’s awards, and he recently shared his hosting advice with The Late Show With Stephen Colbert star.
“You know everyone there,” he told Colbert when he was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “I mean, almost everyone there you’ve had on your show. And also, they know you host a show every night, so they don’t want to be caught on camera yawning or doing something that you might see and punish them for later on.”
Although it’s his first time hosting the Emmys, Colbert is no stranger to the awards. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert has received three Emmy nominations in 2017, and Colbert has received more than 30 nominations over the course of his career, including nine wins for his work on Comedy Central’s shows The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
The comedic host is sure to keep audience members entertained—even the nominees who don’t end up winning. When E! News’ Will Marfuggi asked Colbert if he planned to provide food for the audience (similarly to how Kimmel brought out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches last year), Colbert replied,
“I’d rather just have a rolling bar for the losers,” he told Marfuggi. “‘Cause there’s no bar here….This isn’t the Golden Globes.”
As for the winners, they’ll most likely toast to their success with Ferrari Trento, which is the official bubbly of the Emmy Awards
3. The streaming companies will be in full force. Here’s to the streamers who stream. Streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu are killing it this year in terms of nominations.
According to Variety, Netflix is leading the pack with 91 nominations. Its hit show Stranger Things has 19 nominations and already won five Creative Arts Emmys. Could its winning streak continue? It’s nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, and actors Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour and Shannon Purser are nominated in their respective categories. Orange Is the New Black, The Crown and House of Cards are up for trophies, as well.
Hulu is next on the list with 18 nominations, per Variety’s count, for its show The Handmaid’s Tale. Alexis Bledel already snagged the win for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her appearance on the show.
Amazon rounds out the list with 16 nominations, the entertainment outlet writes, for Catastrophe and Transparent. The late Carrie Fisher could actually win for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in Catastrophe.
On Sunday, Sept. 17, watch E!’s Emmys Countdown show at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT and E!’s Live From the Red Carpet 2017 Emmy Awards coverage starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT followed by our After Party at 11 p.m. Don’t miss E! News Monday at 7 and 11 p.m. and tune in to the Fashion Police 2017 Emmys Special Monday at 8 p.m., only on E!