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Everything You Need to Know About the Emmys' Decision to Go Without a Host

Katie Bourque
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From Good Housekeeping

The 2019 Emmys are one of TV's biggest nights, honoring the best acting, directing, writing and other work that's contributed to the success of our favorite TV shows. Buzzed-about series like This Is Us, The Good Place, and of course Game of Thrones have all been nominated, but who will win?

The 71st Primetime Emmys will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22 at 8 p.m. ET (or 5 p.m. if you're on the West Coast). The award show will air on FOX, but if you plan on watching on your laptop, there are plenty of other ways to stream the ceremony. Last year, Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update duo Michael Che and Colin Jost hosted the Emmys, and their monologue received mixed reviews. After the 2019 Academy Award's controversial decision to have the Oscars ceremony without a host went smoothly, many are wondering if the Emmys will follow suit.

Who Is Hosting the 2019 Emmys?

As it turns out, no one is hosting the Emmy Awards! For the fourth year in the award show's history, there will be no host.

"What's interesting about this year to me is how many amazing shows we're saying goodbye to. You've got Game of Thrones, our own Empire, Veep and Big Bang Theory. You really do have to look at all the trade-offs," FOX Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. "If you have a host and an opening number, that's 15, 20 minutes you can't use to [honor] the shows. I look at the honor that is broadcasting the Emmys ... and our production team ... really have had to balance those trade-offs. We will go hostless this year, and I think it will give us more time to honor those shows."

However, Giuliana Rancic and Jason Kennedy will still be hosting E! New's red carpet coverage. We can't wait to hear what they'll have to say about one of the year's biggest fashion showcases.

Who Is Presenting?

  • Angela Bassett
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Zendaya
  • Stephen Colbert
  • Billy Porter
  • Viola Davis
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Naomi Watts
  • Seth Meyers
  • The Game of Thrones Cast including: Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Maisie Williams

Who Is Nominated?

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Bodyguard
Game of Thrones
Killing Eve
Ozark
Pose
Succession
This Is Us







Outstanding Comedy Series
Barry
Fleabag
Russian Doll
Schitt’s Creek
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Veep






Outstanding Drama Actor
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)
Billy Porter (Pose)





Outstanding Drama Actress
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)
Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
Mandy Moore (This Is Us)
Laura Linney (Ozark)






Outstanding Comedy Actor
Bill Hader (Barry)
Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)





Outstanding Comedy Actress
Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)
Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)
Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)





See a full list of the nominees here.

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