Only shows that debuted new episodes between June 1, 2020, and May 31, 2021, are eligible, so fans of shows like “Loki” will have to wait another year.
Here’s everything you need to know.
What time do the festivities start?
The ceremony begins at 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Pacific. On television, CBS is the official broadcaster. If you have a cable login, you can watch online via cbs.com, or if you’re a CBS subscriber, via the CBS app.
The show will also air live and on demand on the streaming service Paramount+, which is one of the cheapest options for streaming the Emmys. Paramount+ offers a one-week free trial or is available starting at $5 per month. Other livestreaming services that also offer access to the channel include Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV or FuboTV. All require subscriptions that start at $65 per month, though many are offering free trials.
Is there a red carpet?
This year’s attendees will still have the chance to sashay down a red carpet, albeit a limited one with only about a dozen media outlets. The cable channel E! will have preshow entertainment and then red carpet coverage beginning at 4:30 p.m. Eastern, 1:30 Pacific. Livestreams from the red carpet will be available on the websites of People and Entertainment Weekly starting at 7 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. Pacific.
Who will be presenting?
Among the approximately 50 stars slated to hand out statuettes are Annaleigh Ashford, Annie Murphy, Awkwafina, Ava DuVernay, Catherine O’Hara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Daniel Levy, Dolly Parton, Eugene Levy, Gayle King, Jada Pinkett-Smith, LL Cool J, Michael Douglas, Misty Copeland, Patrick Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Taraji P. Henson. Reggie Watts, the band leader on “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” will serve as DJ for the evening, and the R&B artist Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will perform a special “In Memoriam” song written by Bridges.