Emmy Awards 2020: How to Watch, Host, Nominees and More

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It's going to be a little different this year, but the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards are just around the corner.

Television's biggest night will opt for a virtual ceremony this year, as opposed to its usual star-studded red carpet affair, but TV's best and brightest will still be honored in an event hosted by late-night host and awards show veteran Jimmy Kimmel, who is also executive producing the show, along with Guy Carrington, Reginald Hudlin, David Jammy and Ian Stewart.

Ahead of the show, ET is breaking down everything you need to know about this year's ceremony. Check back for additional details as we learn more, and take a look at the full list of Emmy nominees as well. And be sure to check out ET's celebration of the standout performances of the 2019-2020 TV season.

When are the Emmys?: The show will air on Sunday, Sept. 20 on ABC, which is available to cable subscribers, or to stream on Hulu with Live TV as well as fuboTV.

How Can I Watch ET's Coverage of the Emmys?: Leading up to the show, you can watch ET's pre-coverage of the Emmys right here on ET Live and ETonline.com, where we'll have exclusive interviews with the stars, behind-the-scenes scoop and up-to-the-minute updates on all of the night's biggest moments.

You can also follow all the action in real time on Twitter (@etnow), Instagram (@entertainmenttonight) and our official Facebook page. Then, tune in to Entertainment Tonighton Monday (check your local listings) for all the post-Emmy festivities!

Who's Hosting?: After going hostless last year, this year's show will be helmed by Jimmy Kimmel, who is returning for his third round as host, previously hosting in 2012 and 2016. 

Who's Nominated?Watchmen earned the most nominations of any series this year, with 26 nods, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Regina King and more. The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselThe MandalorianOzarkSchitt's Creek and Succession followed behind among the top nominated programs,.

Additionally, Billy Porter (Pose), Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show) and Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) all notched acting nods of their own.

See the full list of nominees here.

When are the Creative Arts Emmys and how to watch them: This year, the virtual Creative Arts Emmys will be awarded over 4 nights broken into categories, from Sept. 14-17, streaming on Emmys.com. Additionally, a fifth, live ceremony, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19, and air on FXX at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

The breakdown of nights will be as follows: 

Monday, Sept. 14: Reality and Nonfiction
Tuesday, Sept. 15: Variety
Wednesday, Sept. 16: Scripted (night one)
Thursday, Sept. 17: Scripted (night two)
Friday, Sept: 19: A multi-genre mix of awards.

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