75th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards: Everything You Need to Know

With the Hollywood strikes causing its delay, the 75th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards is back in the game, ready to roll on Monday, January 15. Acknowledging excellence in TV and streaming shows, the ceremony finds itself amidst the buzzing awards season, and just a week after a controversial Golden Globe Awards night.

Key Takeaways:
– The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards is set for Monday, January 15, after a delay due to Hollywood strikes.
– The three-hour ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. ET, broadcast live by Fox from Los Angeles’ Peacock Theater.
– Actor Anthony Anderson will be hosting the Emmy Awards.
– Top series expected to clinch awards include “Succession,” “The Last of Us,” and “The White Lotus.”
– Despite controversy over past allegations, Anderson plans an unconventional hosting approach and is eager to take on the task.

Emmys New Slot

Originally scheduled for September, the Emmy Awards were pushed back due to strikes by actors and writers. Now, appearing eight days after the Golden Globes Awards, the Emmys are firmly rooted in the height of the awards season.

Emmys to Dodge Golden Globes Pitfall

While the Golden Globes drew negative headlines due to Jo Koy’s ill-received, cringe-worthy monologue, the Emmys aim to escape the same fate. On board to take on this responsibility is comic actor Anthony Anderson. Known for his roles in “Kangaroo Jack” and TV shows including “Black-ish,” and “Law & Order: SVU,” Anderson is preparing to helm the event and bring the laughs.

Tuning into the Emmys

The ceremony is set to start at 8 p.m. ET and will run for three hours. It will be broadcast live from the Peacock Theater in downtown Los Angeles, a contemporary setting furnished with 7,100 seats. Red carpet coverage, a glamor-filled opportunity to look at the fashion choices and hear spontaneous comments, will start earlier at 5 p.m.

Fox will be airing the awards night, which will be available on Hulu the next day. E! is the destination for the “Countdown to the Emmys” red carpet coverage, which will also extend to an “Emmys After Party” special at 11 p.m.

From Strikes to Emmys

The strikes that caused the Emmy delays involved thousands of screenwriters and actors last summer, prompting the Emmy organizers to postpone the event. Strikes by the Writers Guild of America lasted until September, while the stoppage by the SAG-AFTRA actors’ union carried on to November.

Anderson’s Take as Host

Anthony Anderson is eager to break the pattern of a challenging hosting job, as exemplified by Koy at the Golden Globes. Snagging the gig a month ago, Anderson expressed his longstanding desire to host the Emmys in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. His unconventional plan involves his mother acting as an enforcer, hustling off award recipients who exceed speech limits.

Anticipated Big Winners

“Succession,” “The Last of Us,” and “The White Lotus” are amongst the top series expected to scoop awards this year. “Succession” leads the nominations, followed by “The Last of Us” and “The White Lotus”. Another noteworthy contender is “Ted Lasso,” which despite missing out on Golden Globes recognition, has bagged 21 nominations, potentially foreshadowing a big Emmy night for the show.