Emmys 2016: What time does the show start, who will win, who hosts?

The 68th annual edition of the Emmy Awards begin at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 18. Awards in 27 categories will be handed out at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles during a three-hour ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel that airs live nationwide on ABC.

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Join our team of editors, who cover the TV industry year-round, on the homepage for a two-hour Emmy Awards pre-show beginning at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter @goldderby for all the latest results. Then, right after the kudocast, come back to join the conversation as we delve into the evening. How was Kimmel in his return hosting gig? What were the best (and worst) moments? Did the right people and programs win? Who gave the best speech?

Here is a link to our brand new behind-the-scenes photo gallery in the press room and throughout the theater plus red carpet.

We are predicting the winners of all the Emmy Awards races including Best Drama Series and Best Comedy Series. Our forecasts are based on a combination of four sets of predictions by: 18 Experts (journalists from outlets like Deadline, Variety and TV Guide who write about the Emmys)our seven EditorsTop 24 Users (those two dozen folks who scored the best predicting last year’s winners); and thousands of reader just like you.

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The battle for Best Drama Series  is between reigning champ “Game of Thrones,” which won a record nine Creative Arts Emmys last weekend, perennial also-rans “Downton Abbey” and “House of Cards,” sophomore series “Better Call Saul” and freshman contenders “The Americans” and “Mr. Robot.”

Comedy Series is shaping up to be a showdown between “Veep,” which ended the “Modern Family” winning streak last year, two-time also-ran “Silicon Valley,”  a trio of second-year series – “black-ish,” “Transparent” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” — and newcomer “Master of None.”

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