All the Details for This Sunday's 69th Primetime Emmy Awards

5 Things to Know Before Sunday Night's 2017 Emmy Awards

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And that's despite the fact that the premium channel's previous big victor, Game of Thrones, wasn't even eligible for this year's awards.

When and Where is it?

The Primetime Emmy Awards show airs at 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS. Tune into red carpet commentary from E!, called "Live from the Red Carpet" for those of you new to the dress decoding game, prior to the actual awards ceremony at 6 p.m. EST on the network.

The Emmys will take place on September 17.

Some of the shows and actors up for awards this year are brand new to the Emmys.

Although it's his first time hosting the Emmys, Colbert is no stranger to the awards.

Political and social discussion has taken center stage at many of 2017's award shows thus far, including the Oscars and, last month, the MTV Video Music Awards. "This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period", said Colbert.

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Saturday Night Live and Westworld lead the pack with 22 nominations each. It certainly looks possible, with Netflix and Hulu both nominated for The Crown, House of Cards and Stranger Things, and The Handmaid's Tale respectively. No network series has won in the category since "24" in 2006. The last was Fox's "24" in 2006.

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood will be at the event, even if they weren't nominated for an award. "Remember when that won Best Picture a couple years ago and we had a lot of innovative and exciting films or films that we were more passionate about, but they just went the tried-and-true Best Picture way?"

Some Emmy awards in smaller categories have already been given out.

It could be a big night for African-American performers. That would be the 2017 Emmys, which will celebrate the best in primetime television. Leslie Jones, Vanessa Bayer and Kate McKinnon are all up for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy as well.

On the comedy side, "Veep" is the two-time defending champ for Best TV Comedy, fueled by Julia Louis-Dreyfus' five straight wins for Best Actress. And since late night's Stephen Colbert is hosting, you can nearly guarantee that politics will take center stage Sunday night. Just previous year, the cast and crew won 12 different Emmys alone.

With drama category favorite Game of Thrones ineligible this year due to its summer start date, the race is wide open.

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