Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2018 Emmys

Spectators of the small screen will gather on September 17 to watch the 70th Emmys ceremony. Whether you’re a connoisseur of TV drama or an aficionado of sitcoms, there are plenty of excellent shows competing in each category. In such a battle of equals, this night at the Emmys promises to bring as much drama and joy as the TV shows and actors you love.

Hosted by long-time SNL writers and actors Colin Jost and Michael Che, this party is shaping up to be a smash.

When and Where to Watch the 2018 Emmy Awards

The 2018 Emmys are scheduled to air live on Monday, September 17 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on NBC. Whether you stream shows and movies on your computer or watch content on your TV, no problem. You can stream NBC through Hulu Live, DISH Network, or YouTube TV so you don’t miss any of the dresses, awards, or speeches.

The 2018 Emmy Contenders at a Glimpse

With so much good TV on the airwaves these days, you’re forgiven for not knowing about every show that’s been nominated this year—and which shows and actors are favored to win. Here, we’ve compiled a rundown of the six major categories, critics’ and fans’ predicted winners, and a few unlikely champions.

Predictions for Outstanding Drama Series

The Critical Darlings:  The Americans, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale

Crowd Favorites: Game of Thrones, Stranger Things

Dark Horse: Killing Eve

Predictions for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

The Critical Darling:  Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Crowd Favorite: Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Dark Horse: Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Predictions for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

The Critical Darling: Keri Russell, The Americans

Crowd Favorite: Claire Foy, The Crown

Dark Horse: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Predictions for Outstanding Comedy Series

The Critical Darling: Atlanta

Crowd Favorite: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Dark Horse: Barry

Predictions for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

The Critical Darling: Donald Glover, Atlanta

Crowd Favorite: Ted Danson, The Good Place

Dark Horse: Bill Hader, Barry

Predictions for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

The Critical Darling: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Crowd Favorite: Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Dark Horse: Pamela Adlon, Better Things

For full rundown of nominees, check out the Emmys website, and for a more in-depth analysis of who could win in each category, read Indiewire’s synopsis.

Who do you think will win?


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