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Soon enough, the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards will begin. Fishtail gown after fishtail gown will make its way down the red carpet, Jon Hamm will show up stag with all of the facial hair you forgot he had because Don Draper would never, and the entire cast of Modern Family will gather on stage for their annual group shot as winners. But before all of that happens, there are some crucial facts about the event you should know.
How to Watch
For those tuning in via television, the Emmys will be broadcasted live on Fox at 8:00pm EST. But like many of this year's nominated shows, you need not turn on a television to get in on the fun. A live stream of the broadcast will be available on Emmys.com, Fox.com and Yahoo. Those who choose that route will still need a subscription to a cable service provider.
For anyone eager to see even more footage from the show, Emmys.com is hosting a backstage segment beginning at 3:00pm EST (for free), which promises views from over fifteen cameras that have "exclusive access."
E! will be hosting a "Countdown to the Red Carpet," which starts at 4:30pm EST, as the actual red carpet show begins at 6:00pm and ends when the awards are handed out at 8:00pm.
Andy Samberg is hosting the award show this year and he is planning on keeping his portion G-rated. The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star recently told People that he would like to keep the ceremony "light, silly, and fun." Samberg also reflects on the pros and cons of the venue's restriction on alcohol. While he believes former hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey may have had it easier with an intoxicated audience, the show's great length provides enough time to "get hammered." He adds, "In a way, it could be a blessing that they don't. There could be fights." While we wouldn't mind watching a mini brawl between Louis C.K. and Kevin Spacey, we have to think of the Television Academy.
Confirmed presenters for the 2015 Emmys include Jaimie Alexander, Anthony Anderson, James Corden, Jamie Lee Curtis, Will Forte, Rob Lowe, Gina Rodriguez, Tracee Ellis Ross, Liev Schreiber, Maggie Gyllenhaal, LL Cool J, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Jimmy Kimmel, John Stamos, Jane Lynch, Lady Gaga, Ricky Gervais, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler. In addition, it's assumed that most nominees will be present, as this is the biggest night in television.