How and where to watch the award show online

Blackish actress Yara Shahidi conquers the Emmy Awards Red Carpet

"If the president has any subjects he would like for me to joke about in the monologue, please, we are ready to celebrate you, sir!" The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will get underway this evening (Sunday, September 17), airing live on CBS from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. EST.

You can live stream the Emmy Awards on their official website if you have a cable provider. The star-studded event, hosted by Stephen Colbert, brings out Hollywood's A-listers as well as a plethora of up-and-coming contenders, which, this year at least, seems to be very representative of the oldie and newbie TV shows and actors who are nominated for awards. For the first time since it premiered, the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones" is ineligible for awards this year due to its late premiere date, leaving the playing field wide open. Stephen Colbert will be hosting the event tonight, and Westworld and SNL lead the pack with the most nominations of the night, with 22 each.

"Veep" could also be a repeat victor for best comedy series, with actor-director Donald Glover's hip-hop themed "Atlanta" and contemporary African-American family show "black-ish" seen by pundits as its closest rivals. Following closely behind are The Handmaid's Tale, Atlanta, This Is Us, Big Little Lies and Feud: Bette and Joan.

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For the die-hard fans, you can also tune to E! at 6:00 ET for the red carpet coverage which will feature assorted interviews with the actors, actresses, writers and directors that will be hoping to take home an Emmy later that night. However, there is a free trial for new users.

The complete list of winners of Emmy Awards will be updated here. CBS isn't planning to air a pre-show, but E! will broadcast live from the red carpet starting at 4:30 EST.