Emmy Awards 2014 FAQ: Where to watch the show, red carpet, the pre-shows

Where can I watch the Emmy Awards?

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards air Monday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m. on NBC.

What time will the show be over?

Let’s all hope 11 p.m. (the scheduled time), but these things have a way of running a bit long — depending on who has a really long-winded acceptance speech.

Who is the host?

Seth Meyers, former “Saturday Night Live” head writer and the current host of NBC’s “Late Night.” He started in March, but given that his show airs at 12:35 a.m., the network figured this would be a great way to promote him to viewers who don’t stay up that late.

Who is going to win?

Here are our best guesses. This is a complete list of all the nominees. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” leads with 19 nominations. FX’s miniseries Fargo” has 18 nods, followed by FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” with 17. AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and HBO’s TV movie “The Normal Heart” nabbed 16 each.

What are the most interesting categories?

There are a lot of fascinating battles shaping up. Look out for the best comedy category: If Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” wins, it would topple ABC’s “Modern Family,” which has won the trophy four years in a row. (Plus, it would become the first streaming show in history to land a “best series” Emmy).

But the toughest fight of the night goes across the drama categories, as HBO’s critically acclaimed newcomer “True Detective” could spoil what was supposed to be the “Breaking Bad” victory lap.

Is the show going to honor Robin Williams?

A few days after the news of the beloved actor’s death, the TV academy confirmed that producers were working on a tribute. The executive producer recently announced that Billy Crystal will appear during the traditional In Memoriam segment to honor his close friend.

Where can I see the red carpet shows and all the fashion?

E! airs its usual “Live from the Red Carpet” special from 6 to 8 p.m. But we’re Ryan Seacrest-less this year — because the show’s on Monday, it didn’t fit into the very busy radio host and “Today” correspondent’s schedule. Instead, Giuliana Rancic and Ross Mathews will interview/harass all the celebrities while Kelly Osbourne and Kristin Dos Santos talk fashion. (Watch online here.)

And because it’s E!, the “Glam Cam” and “Mani Cam” both make a return — and this year, the gimmick is the “Clutch Cam,” an up-close look at purses. Brace yourself.

If you’re lucky enough to be on the West Coast, you can tune in to multiple pre-shows on KTLA (3 p.m. Pacific time) and KNBC (4:30 p.m. Pacific time). The East Coast feed gets the half-hour special starting at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on NBC.

When does Joan Rivers make fun of everyone’s clothes?

That “Fashion Police” special will air Tuesday at 8 p.m., a 90-minute episode that encompasses the fashion highs and lows from both the Emmy Awards and the VMAs Sunday night. Rivers is joined by Rancic, Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos.

(This post has been updated.)

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Emily Yahr is an entertainment reporter and pop culture blogger for the Style section. She joined the Post in May 2008, a week before she graduated from the University of Maryland, and worked on Lisa de Moraes' TV Column and blog.
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