The 2017 Emmy Awards will air on CBS on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 8 p.m. It will be the 69th annual awards ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Celebrities will begin arriving on the red carpet at 6 p.m. That portion of the program will be aired on E! during the network's "Live from the Red Carpet" special. The Emmys will be streamed live online via CBS All Access.

The host

This year's first-time host is Stephen Colbert. Viewers are looking forward to seeing how he is going to take his late-night comedy persona to the Emmys.

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Colbert has never hosted any of the major awards shows. He did host last year's Kennedy Center Honor, but this year's Emmys will be his first awards hosting job. When he appeared on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show last week, he said he was ready.

Colbert's own "Late Show" was nominated for six awards. The odds are for him walking away from the Emmys a winner in more ways than one.

The presenters

The presenters of the awards are A-list celebrities. Seeing them and hearing what they have to say will be a treat. You will recognize some of the names, which include Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Tracee Ellis Ross, Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Edie Falco, Lea Michele, Jason Bateman, Kumail Nanjiani, Jim Parson, Adam Scott, Debra Messing, Anna Faris, Rashida Jones, Shemar Moore, and many others.

The front-runners

There's no doubt "Game of Thrones" would be a front-runner to win in the drama category, because it seems to be a favorite for a lot of television viewers. Unfortunately, the series is not even in the running because it did not become eligible to be included before the deadline.

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Another favorite that did get nominated was HBO's "Westworld." It will probably receive the most wins. It tied with "Saturday Night Live" with 22 nominations, which were more than any other show. Others that are slated to win multitude awards include NBC's "This Is Us" after just one season, Netflix's "The Crown," "Stranger Things," and Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale."

Of the front-runners, viewers are anxiously waiting to see how the nominations for "This Is Us" will play out. That's because two of the talented actors are competing against each other. Milo Ventimiglia, who plays the dad, and Sterling K. Brown, who plays the adopted son, were nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor category. Earlier this week, Ventimiglia tried to vote for Brown instead of for himself, but he found out he could not vote in his own category. Either one of them could win, but which one will it be?