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2018 Emmy Awards: How to Watch Live Stream, Start Time, and Red Carpet Coverage

Everything you need to know about the Emmys

Liam Mathews

The votes are in, the red carpet is rolled out, and TV's biggest night, is about to start. Here's everything you need to know about the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which air live tonight, Monday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. local time.

How can I watch?

The ceremony will be broadcast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where celebrities are gathering to walk the red carpet in their finest duds.

Red carpet coverage starts at 4:30/3:30c on E!, with celebrity arrivals starting at 6/5c. Red carpet coverage will be streaming on the People TV app, People.com, and EW.com. NBC's red carpet coverage will take place from 7:30/6:30c until showtime at 8/7c.

The Emmys ceremony will air live (8 p.m. ET) on NBC. If you have a cable login, you can stream on NBC.com and NBC's apps for smartphone and smart TV. If not, you can stream via Hulu with Live TV.

Who's hosting?

Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che are hosting, and while they're going to do tackle unavoidable political jokes, they say their main goal is to keep the three-hour show moving quickly. If you're a teen who only wants to watch the monologue, you're in luck, as the duo's opening remarks will be streamed live on Snapchat Discover. Snapchat will also be creating its own live story from the red carpet and awards show.

Which celebs will be there?

Presenters include Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Tina Fey and Fresh off the Boat and Crazy Rich Asians' Constance Wu. Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Samantha Bee, Connie Britton, RuPaul Charles, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Foy, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Jimmy Kimmel, Elisabeth Mosss, Sarah Paulson, Issa Rae, Andy Samberg, Matt Smith, Ben Stiller, Alec Baldwin, Michael Douglas, Kit Harington, Taraji P. Henson, Kate McKinnon, Tracy Morgan, Bob Odenkirk, Sandra Oh and more.

What are the races to watch?

Emmy races to watch this year include a wide-open Comedy Series race due to three-time reigning champ Veep taking the year off, with Atlanta and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel considered the favorites; and last year's Drama Series winner The Handmaid's Tale defending its title against Game of Thrones, which wasn't eligible last year. Game of Thrones leads all nominees with 22 nods and is up for seven tonight, including Peter Dinklage for Supporting Actor. Dinklage will make history if he wins by tying Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul as the only man to win the category three times. Game of Thrones already picked up seven trophies at the Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month.

Here's who we think will win and who should win in the major categories. Check out our complete Emmys coverage here .