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How to stream the 2018 Emmys online

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When the 70th annual show unfolds, how will the biggest shows on TV stack up—from Game of Thrones to Silicon Valley, and from Atlanta to The Handmaid’s Tale, who will claim their Emmy this year?

Wondering how to watch the 2018 Emmy Awards live online? All you need is this trusty guide and a reliable VPN.

When are the 2018 Emmys?

The 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards show will be broadcast at 8 p.m. EST on Monday, September 17, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. This year’s Emmys will be hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che, co-anchors of “Weekend Update.” With the nominations out and some very competitive categories, the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will be sure to bring the drama.   

[Recommended] Stream the Emmys online on YouTube TV (Free)

In 2018, the easiest way to watch the Emmy Awards is through NBC via YouTube TV. Unfortunately, the service is only available in the States.

Luckily, a VPN will give you inside access to this year’s biggest awards show.

To stream the Primetime Emmys, simply:

  1. Use ExpressVPN to connect to a server in the U.S.
  2. Head to and sign in or sign up for a two-week free trial
  3. Search for NBC and click on its live stream
  4. Enjoy the show!

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Stream the Emmy Awards online from Canada

CTV also offers a live stream of the event this year. To watch:

  1. Use ExpressVPN to connect to a server in Canada
  2. Head to
  3. Sign in to your CTV account (you’ll need to select your TV service provider)
  4. Sit back and enjoy!

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Watch the Emmys live from Australia

Australian audiences can also enjoy the 2018 Emmys. Here’s how:

  1. Use ExpressVPN to connect to a server in Australia
  2. Head to
  3. Sign in or sign up for the free trial
  4. Tune in to the excitement!

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Other ways to watch the Emmys

The Emmys are all about innovation. In 2016, ABC and Facebook teamed up to offer viewers a true 360-degree experience, building on the Emmys’ tradition of excitement and humor. We’re still waiting for something to top this, though:

A range of social media platforms offered exclusive Emmy content for the 2018 Emmys. You could tune in to:

  • Snapchat and Instagram for special Stories and photos
  • Facebook for behind-the-scenes videos and photos, including The Emmys’ Backstage Live!
  • Twitter for an exclusive after-show
  • for photos, news, and Backstage Live!
  • The Big Freeze Worldwide’s GlamCam360

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Who’s up for an Emmy in 2018?

For the first time ever, streaming giant Netflix has received more Emmy nods than HBO—112 nominations in total, four more than HBO. HBO’s Game of Thrones leads the count, however, with 22 nominations. Which shows will win an Emmy?

Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Drama Series
The Americans
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror: USS Callister

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Laura Dern, The Tale
Michelle Dockery, Godless
Edie Falco, Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King, Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson, America Horror Story: Cult

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
William H. Macy, Shameless

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
Henry Winkler, Barry
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamala Adlon, Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney, Mom
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Zazie Beetz, Atlanta
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
Betty Gilpin, Glow
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Ed Harris, Westworld
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Matt Smith, The Crown
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Keri Russell, The Americans
Claire Foy, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Reality Competition Series
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
At Home with Amy Sedaris
Drunk History
I Love You America with Sarah Silverman
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Limited Series
The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Genius: Picasso
Patrick Melrose

Did you know…

  1. The iconic Emmy award was created by an engineer who modeled the woman holding an atom after his wife. The TV Academy went through a total of 47 proposals before choosing the one you see today.
  2. The awards are named after “Immy,” an abbreviation for the image orthicon camera tube. In later years, it would be changed to “Emmy” to fit the female statuette.
  3. Betty White was the oldest winner in 2010, aged 88. She also became the oldest nominee in 2012 at age 90.
  4. Roxana Zal was the youngest Primetime Emmy winner when the 14-year-old claimed the award in 1984.
  5. Kellyanne Conway got nominated for an Emmy. Well, not really. Conway herself was not involved with the ceremony, but a pre-filmed Saturday Night Live sketch about Conway was nominated for Outstanding Editing in the Variety Genre.

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