How to stream the 2020 Emmys live

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Like the MTV VMAs that just passed, the 72nd annual Emmy Awards will be streamed virtually by official broadcaster ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.) on Sunday September 20, 2020. With nominees expected to participate from home (in as many as 140 locations), this year’s Emmy Awards will be an unusual one to watch live.

Wondering how to watch the 2020 Emmy Awards? Here is what you need to know.

When are the 2020 Emmys?

The 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards show will be broadcast virtually at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 20. The awards show will be hosted by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and streamed live by ABC instead of Fox which broadcasted the show last year.

Live stream the Emmys online on YouTube TV

This year the Emmy Awards will be streamed live on ABC instead of Fox, which broadcasted the show last year. The easiest way to watch the Emmy Awards online is on ABC via YouTube TV. The service is only available to users in the U.S., but if you’re outside the U.S., whether you’re in Canada, Australia, or elsewhere, you can still catch the awards live with a VPN.

To stream the Primetime Emmys:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server location in the U.S.
  3. Head to YouTube TV and sign in or sign up for a one-month free trial.
  4. Search for ABC and click on its live stream. If you’re watching through a web browser, use the ExpressVPN browser extension.
  5. Enjoy the show!

Live stream the Emmys on other cord-cutting services

As well as YouTube TV, you can also stream ABC on other cord-cutting services in the U.S.; Hulu with Live TV and AT&T Now both have free trials that you can take advantage of.

Simply log in or register an account with them and start streaming the Emmy Awards (you may need to select a TV service provider).

Who are the 2020 Emmy nominees?

Over the past few years, online streaming giants have produced a formidable volume of awards-worthy programming. This year, Netflix leads the pack with 37 nominations, followed by HBO with 32, and Hulu with 14. HBO has two shows to thank for making up 22 of its nominations, with Watchmen and Succession receiving the most nominations: 11 and 10 Emmy nods respectively.

Want to binge-watch the series before the Emmys? Find out how you can watch the nominated shows on Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and other U.S. channels.

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Killing Eve
The Mandalorian
Stranger Things

Outstanding Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dead to Me
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Schitt’s Creek
What We Do In the Shadows

Outstanding Limited Series

Little Fires Everywhere
Mrs. America

Outstanding Television Movie

American Son
Bad Education
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Steve Carell, The Morning Show
Brian Cox, Succession
Billy Porter, Pose
Jeremy Strong, Succession

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Laura Linney, Ozark
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Zendaya, Euphoria

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Don Cheadle, Black Monday
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jeremy Irons, Watchmen
Hugh Jackman, Bad Education
Paul Mescal, Normal People
Jeremy Pope, Hollywood
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
Shira Haas, Unorthodox
Regina King, Watchmen
Octavia Spencer, Self Made
Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nicholas Braun, Succession
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Mark Duplass, The Morning Show
Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Julia Garner, Ozark
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
Sarah Snook, Succession
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Mahershala Ali, Ramy
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
William Jackson Harper, The Good Place
Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
Yvonne Orji, Insecure
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen
Jovan Adepo, Watchmen
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend
Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen
Dylan McDermott, Hollywood
Jim Parsons, Hollywood

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Margo Martindale, Mrs. America
Jean Smart, Watchmen
Holland Taylor, Hollywood
Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America

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 Show with Stephen Colbert

Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show
Drunk History
Saturday Night Live

Competition Program

The Masked Singer
Nailed It!
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice


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