Wondering what time the 71st Emmy Awards start, what channel the show will be on and who will win? The Emmys kick off at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 22 and air live nationwide on FOX. The three-hour ceremony from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles won’t have a host for the first time in 16 years. That should make the presentation of the 27 awards move a little faster.
We’re predicting the winners of all of these races. The eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” should take the top trophy on the drama side easily over the other seven nominees: “Better Call Saul,” “Bodyguard,” “Killing Eve,” “Ozark,” “Pose,” “Succession” and “This Is Us.” “Game of Thrones” will also win a third trophy for supporting actor Peter Dinklage as well as for directing. Of the other nominees, “Pose” will win for leading man Billy Porter, “Killing Eve” for leading lady Sandra Oh and writing, and “Ozark” for supporting actress Julie Garner.
The battle for Best Comedy Series is between the two most recent winners: last year’ s champ “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and three-time winner “Veep,” which sat out the race in 2018 and signed off after seven seasons earlier this year. The other contenders are the rookie “Russian Doll,” the second seasons of “Barry” and “Fleabag,” season 3 of “The Good Place” and the fifth edition of “Schitt’s Creek.” “Veep” leading lady Julia Louis-Dreyfus will win for a record seventh time while “Barry” star Bill Hader will pick up a bookend. The supporting awards will go to “Mrs. Maisel” scene stealers Alex Borstein and Tony Shalhoub.
We expect that “When They See Us” will prevail in three races: Best Limited Series, Best Movie/Mini Actor (Jharrel Jerome), and Best Movie/Mini Directing (Ava Duvernay).
“Saturday Night Live” is predicted to take home its third straight Emmy for Best Variety Sketch Series while “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” will make it four in a row as Best Variety Talk Series.
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