The 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards are set for Sunday, with the ceremony to air live from downtown Los Angeles Microsoft Theater on Fox beginning at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. The network will also offer the broadcast via authentication at Fox and on the Fox Now app.
The night will cap off the celebration of the year’s best in TV, after last weekend’s two-night Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Fox hasn’t given many hints about the show, which is going hostless for only the fourth time in Emmy history and for the first time since 2003. But it did say this week that Thomas Lennon will handle voice-over duties with a refreshing, lighthearted take on the traditional factoids that audiences typically learn as winners make their way to the podium mixed with jokes, commentary and unexpected anecdotes.
Also in the works: the music for the annual In Memoriam montage will be performed by Halsey, Adam Devine will perform to introduce the Variety categories, and for the first time in recent memory there won’t be a live orchestra.
There will be plenty of time to warm up for Sunday’s show with a range of pre-program offerings on TV and online, along with the Television Academy’s Backstage LIVE! companion program, which will stream behind-the-scenes coverage of winners on Emmys, Fox and the Academy’s Facebook page (Facebook/TelevisionAcad) during the ceremony.