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When are the Emmy Awards? What to know about the host, 2024 nominees and predicted winners

The biggest night in television is nearly upon us as the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards swiftly approach. The star-studded awards show, initially scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on Sept. 18, was postponed amid the dual writers and actors strikes.

This marks the most significant delay of the Emmys since 2001, when the show was put on hold for seven weeks following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the related U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. (The Emmys carried on during the 2020 pandemic with a virtual show.)

Here's what to know about the Emmys, which honor excellence in the TV industry, and the rest of the 2024 awards season.

When are the Emmys?

The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. EST/5 PST.

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The show will broadcast live from the Peacock Theater in downtown LA.

Who's hosting the Emmys?

Actor and comedian Anthony Anderson will host the 75th Emmy Awards.

"With our industry's recent challenges behind us, we can get back to what we love − dressing up and honoring ourselves. And there's no better celebratory moment to bring the creative community together than the milestone 75th Emmy Awards," Anderson said in a statement.

Where to watch the Emmys?

The Emmy Awards will air on Fox. The show will be available to stream a day later on Hulu (Jan. 16).

Why are the Emmys so late this year?

The Primetime Emmy Awards are generally held every September.

The 75th Emmy Awards were scheduled to take place on Sept. 18, while the Creative Arts ceremonies were planned for Sept. 9 and 10.

In July 2023, USA TODAY confirmed that the awards show would be postponed to January because the writers and actors strikes largely put Hollywood on pause.

In August, it was officially announced the 2023 Emmy Awards would be pushed to early January. The Primetime Emmys would air on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, while the Creative Arts Emmy Awards would be held Jan. 6 and 7 (airing Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. EST on FXX).

These new dates align with Emmy history as the first awards ceremony took place on Jan. 25, 1949. They continued to be held in January or February throughout the early 1950s.

Top Emmy Awards category nominees

Outstanding drama series

  • "Andor" (Disney+)

  • "Better Call Saul" (AMC)

  • "House of the Dragon" (HBO)

  • "The Crown" (Apple TV+)

  • "The Last of Us" (HBO)

  • “The White Lotus” (HBO)

  • "Succession" (HBO)

  • "Yellowjackets" (Showtime)

HBO's "House of Dragon" is nominated for outstanding drama series.
HBO's "House of Dragon" is nominated for outstanding drama series.

Outstanding comedy series

  • "Abbott Elementary" (ABC)

  • "Barry" (HBO)

  • "Only Murders in the Building" (Hulu)

  • "Ted Lasso" (Apple TV+)

  • "The Bear” (FX)

  • "Jury Duty" (Freevee)

  • "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon)

  • "Wednesday" (Netflix)

"The Bear" is nominated for outstanding drama.
"The Bear" is nominated for outstanding drama.

Outstanding limited/anthology series

  • "Beef" (Netflix)

  • "Daisy Jones and the Six" (Amazon Prime)

  • "Fleishman is in Trouble" (Hulu)

  • “Dahmer − Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” (Netflix)

  • "Obi-Wan Kenobi" (Disney+)

Netflix's "Beef" is nominated as a limited series.
Netflix's "Beef" is nominated as a limited series.

Outstanding lead actress, drama series

  • Bella Ramsey, "The Last of Us" (HBO)

  • Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

  • Sharon Horgan, "Bad Sisters" (Apple TV+)

  • Melanie Lynskey, "Yellowjackets" (Showtime)

  • Keri Russell, "The Diplomat" (Netflix)

  • Sarah Snook, “Succession" (HBO)

Sarah Snook is nominated for her role in “Succession.”
Sarah Snook is nominated for her role in “Succession.”

Outstanding lead actress, comedy series

  • Christina Applegate, "Dead to Me" (Netflix)

  • Jenna Ortega, "Wednesday" (Netflix)

  • Natasha Lyonne, "Poker Face" (Peacock)

  • Quinta Brunson, "Abbott Elementary" (ABC)

  • Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon)

Quinta Brunson, is nominated for her role in “Abbott Elementary.”
Quinta Brunson, is nominated for her role in “Abbott Elementary.”

Outstanding lead actor, drama series

  • Jeff Bridges, "The Old Man" (FX)

  • Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul" (AMC)

  • Brian Cox, "Succession" (HBO)

  • Jeremy Strong, "Succession" (HBO)

  • Kieran Culkin, “Succession” (HBO)

  • Pedro Pascal, "The Last of Us" (HBO)

Pedro Pascal is nominated for his role in “The Last of Us.”
Pedro Pascal is nominated for his role in “The Last of Us.”

Outstanding lead actor, comedy series

  • Bill Hader, "Barry" (HBO)

  • Jason Sudeikis, "Ted Lasso" (Apple TV+)

  • Jeremy Allen White, "The Bear" (FX)

  • Martin Short, "Only Murders in the Building" (Hulu)

  • Jason Segel, "Shrinking" (Apple TV+)

See the entire Emmy nomination list: Television Academy rewards 'The White Lotus,' 'Succession,' more

Who has the most Emmy nominations?

"Succession" leads this year's Emmy nominations with 27, including outstanding drama series and three nominations for lead actor in a drama series.

"The Last of Us" earned 24 nominations, including lead actor and lead actress in a drama series for Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, respectively.

"White Lotus" trailed with 23 nominations, including five in supporting actress in a drama series.

'White Lotus' Season 3 cast revealed: Parker Posey, Jason Isaacs and more

Who's favored to win at the Emmys?

These shows and actors are most heavily favored, according to experts at awards site Gold Derby:

75th Emmy Awards winners predictions: Our picks for who will (and should) win.

Awards season 2024 schedule

Here are other key dates for this year's awards season:

  • Critics Choice Awards: Jan. 14

  • Grammy Awards: Feb. 4

  • BAFTA Film Awards: Feb. 18

  • SAG Awards: Feb. 24

  • Academy Awards (Oscars): March 10

  • Tony Awards: June 16

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: When are the Emmys? Nominees, likely winners, where to watch and more