Speculation is rife as to who will walk away with the top prizes at the Emmys tonight.
The award ceremony never fails to provide talking points and tonight’s event looks to be no different.
Below is a compilation of everything you need to know about the 2019 edition.
When is the 2019 Emmy Awards ceremony and how can I watch it?
The 71st Emmy Awards will be held at 7pm PST on 22 September 2019 at the Microsoft Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. That’s 2am GMT on 23 September in the UK, where it won’t be available to watch unless you purchase a VPN.
The evening will be broadcast live on Fox in the US, but The Independent's Culture team will be live-blogging the night on our site.
As ever, E! Online will be covering the red carpet arrivals, which UK audiences will be available to watch on TV as well as YouTube
What do we know about the ceremony?
Not a huge amount is known about the event, but – in the same vein as the Oscars – it’ll be presenter-less for the fourth time in history.
Instead, a voiceover will offer a “refreshing, lighthearted take on the traditional factoids that audiences typically learn as winners make their way to the podium mixed with jokes, commentary and unexpected anecdotes”.
Something else that will be absent from proceedings is a live orchestra. This means that Halsey will perform during the “In Memoriam” montage, while Adam Devine will introduced the Variety categories.
Who will hand out the trophies?
The full list of guest presenters has now been announced. Tim Allen, James Corden, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bill Hader, Ben Stiller, Catherine O’Hara and Marisa Tomei will be handing out the statuettes.
Also presenting will be the winners of last week’s Emmys for guest roles in TV shows, Cherry Jones, Jane Lynch, Luke Kirby and Bradley Whitford.
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There’ll also be a Game of Thrones reunion on stage. Stars expected to attend include Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten and Maisie Williams.
Which TV shows have been nominated for the top prizes?
Game of Thrones picked up a historic 32 nominations this year, winning a heap at last week’s Creative Arts Emmys ceremony. It looks set to win even more tonight despite the eighth and final season proving divisive among fans. Could Better Call Saul, Pose or Succession pip it to the post? It seems very unlikely at this stage.
Another show nominated for its final season is Veep. The Emmys have made a habit of awarding shows for their final seasons, so expect awards galore for the Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy series.
In terms of Limited Series, Chernobyl is the one to beat, but it’ll face stiff competition in the form of Netflix’s When They See Us and Fosse/Verdon, which looks set to pick up a trophy for Michelle Williams.
The acting awards are less certain. While voters could opt for the popular nominees – GoT stars Clarke and Harington – it does seem like an underdog could reign supreme. Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) would both receive one hell of a cheer should either of them win.
Saying this, it would be great to see Headey, Coster-Waldau and van Houten get recognised for their supporting work in Game of Thrones.
You can find the full nominations list below:
Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:
Mahershala Ali, True Detective
Benicio Del Toro, Escape at Dannemora
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us
Sam Rockwell, Fosse / Verdon
Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
Aunjanue Ellis, When They See Us
Joey King, The Act
Niecy Nash, When They See Us
Michelle Williams, Fosse / Verdon
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Don Cheadle, Black Monday
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Eugene Levy, Schitt's Creek
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Christina Applegate, Dead To Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K Brown, This Is Us
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Billy Porter, Pose
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder
Laura Linney, Ozark
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Outstanding Competition Program:
The Amazing Race
America Ninja Warrior
RuPaul's Drag Race
Outstanding Variety Talk Series:
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Outstanding Television Movie:
Bandersnatch (Black Mirror)
My Dinner With Hervé
Outstanding Limited Series:
Escape at Dannemora
Fosse / Verdon
When They See Us
Outstanding Comedy Series:
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Outstanding Drama Series:
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
This Is Us
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones
Julia Garner, Ozark
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Giancarlo Esposito, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Chris Sullivan, This Is Us
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Sian Clifford, Fleabag
Olivia Colman, Fleabag
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Sarah Goldberg, Barry
Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Anthony Carrigan, Barry
Tony Hale, Veep
Stephen Root, Barry
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Henry Winkler, Barry
Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:
Patricia Arquette, The Act
Marsha Stephanie Blake, When They See Us
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Vera Farmiga, When They See Us
Margaret Qualley, Fosse / Verdon
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:
Asante Blackk, When They See Us
Paul Dano, Escape At Dannemora
John Leguizamo, When They See Us
Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl
Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal
Michael K Williams, When They See Us
Guest Actress in a Drama Series:
Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black
Cherry Jones, The Handmaid's Tale
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us
Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder
Carice van Houten, Game Of Thrones
Guest Actor in a Drama Series:
Michael Angarano, This Is Us
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
Michael McKean, Better Call Saul
Kumail Nanjiani, The Twilight Zone
Glynn Turman, How To Get Away With Murder
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid's Tale
Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:
Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Sandra Oh, Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
Kristin Scott Thomas, Fleabag
Fiona Shaw, Fleabag
Emma Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:
Matt Damon, Saturday Night Live
Robert De Niro, Saturday Night Live
Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Peter MacNicol, Veep
John Mulaney, Saturday Night Live
Adam Sandler, Saturday Night Live
Rufus Sewell, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
The 71st Emmy Awards kick off at 5pm PST / 1am BST.
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