What time do the Emmys start and how can you watch them in the UK?

A large Emmy Award in front of a red curtain

Wholl be heading home with an Emmy Award this year? (Picture: Getty Images)

Its that time of year again when the great and good of TV-land roll out the red carpet in Hollywood for the 71st annual Primetime Emmy awards.

This year could well be a big one for Game of Thrones – with the show having already picked up 10 Creative Arts Emmys as well as racking up a record-breaking 32 nominations in Sunday nights show – suggesting it wont go home empty-handed.

However other shows which have found themselves in the mix include Killing Eve – with nominations for both Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer – as well as Fleabag, The Marvellous Mrs Maisel and Sky Atlantics limited series Chernobyk

Its going to be glittery and star-studded for sure – but what time does it all kick off, and can UK viewers tune in?

Heres what you need to know…



What time do the Emmy Awards start?

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in Game Of Thrones

Game Of Thrones has a record-breaking number of nominations – but how many prizes will it win? (Picture: Rex Shutterstock)

The Emmy Awards kick off in the US at 5pm Los Angeles time – which is around 1am in the UK, and 8pm on the East Coast of America.

The ceremony is broadcast live on Fox in the US, while other services including Hulu, Foxnow, YouTube TV and Sling will also be airing it there.

Can you watch the Emmy Awards in the UK?

Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer in Killing Eve

Killing Eve is also tipped to be a big winner (Picture: BBC)

Heres the bad news – unfortunately no UK channel will be showing the awards live.

However Sky One will be showing highlights of the big night at 11pm on Monday night – so youll be able to see all those big winners and acceptance speeches without having to sit up all night to do it.

If you want to enjoy a bit of the glamour of the arrivals, E! will be showing live coverage of the red carpet from 11pm on Sunday night.

Youll also be able to watch highlights – including winners speeches and the like – on the official YouTube channel.

Who is nominated for an Emmy Award this year?

Heres how the nominations are looking:

Outstanding Drama Series:

Better Call Saul
Game Of Thrones
Killing Eve
This Is Us

Outstanding 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 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

Milo Ventimiglia

Milo Ventimiglia is nominated for This Is Us (Picture: Fox)

Outstanding 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 – Better Call Saul
Chris Sullivan – This Is Us
Michael Kelly – House Of Cards

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

Lena Headey – Game Of Thrones
Sophie Turner – Game Of Thrones
Maisie Williams – Game Of Thrones
Gwendoline Christie – Game Of Thrones
Fiona Shaw – Killing Eve
Julia Garner – Ozark

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series:

Michael McKean – Better Call Saul
Bradley Whitford – The Handmaids Tale
Glynn Turman – How To Get Away With Murder
Kumail Nanjiani – The Twilight Zone
Michael Angarano – This Is Us
Ron Cephas-Jones – This Is Us

Bradley Whitford

Bradley Whitford has won two Emmys previously, for The West Wing and Transparent (Picture: Getty)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series:

Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Cicely Tyson – How To Get Away With Murder
Cherry Jones – The Handmaids Tale
Carice Van Houten – Game Of Thrones
Laverne Cox – Orange Is The New Black
Phylicia Rashad – This Is Us

Outstanding Limited Series:

Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
When They See Us

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Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:


Mahershala Ali – True Detecxtive
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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Amy Adams – Sharp Objects
Paticia Arquette – Escape at Dannemora
Aunjanue Ellis – When They See Us
Joey King – The Act
Niecy Nash – When They See Us
Michelle Williams – Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Comedy Series:

The Good Place
The Marvellous Mrs Maisel
Russian Doll
Schitts Creek

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Christina Applegate – Dead To Me
Rachel Brosnahan – Marvellous Mrs Maisel
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss – Veep
Natasha Lyonne – Russian Doll
Catherine OHara – Schitts Creek
Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag


Fleabag has 11 nominations (Picture: BBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish
Don Cheadle – Black Monday
Ted Danson – The Good Place
Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader – Barry
Eugene Levy – Schitts Creek

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

Stephen Root – Barry
Anthony Carrigan – Barry
Tony Shalhoub – Marvellous Mrs Maisel
Henry Winkler – Barry
Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method
Tony Hale – Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

Sally Goldberg – Barry
Olivia Colman – Fleabag
Sian Clifford – Fleabag
Betty Gilpin – GLOW
Alex Borstein – Marvellous Mrs Maisel
Anna Chlumsky – Veep
Marin Hinkle – Marvellous Mrs Maisel
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:

John Mulaney – Saturday Night Live
Adam Sandler – Saturday Night Live
Matt Damon – Saturday Night Live
Robert De Niro – Saturday Night Live
Luke Kirby Marvellous Mrs Maisel
Rufus Sewell – Marvellous Mrs Maisel
Peter MacNicol – Veep


Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:

Fiona Shaw – Fleabag
Kristin Scott Thomas – Fleabag
Sandra Oh – Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph – The Judge
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