THR's Guide to the 2016 Emmys

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What you need to know about Sunday's show.

TV's biggest stars will be in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday night for the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Here's what you need to know about the 2016 Emmys:

How to Watch

First things first: Don’t miss the red carpet. E! kicks off its coverage at 1:30 p.m. PT, while ABC's preshow starts at 4 p.m. The live broadcast of the Emmys ceremony, taking place at the Microsoft Theater in downtown L.A., begins at 5 p.m. PT on ABC. Pret-a-Reporter will be covering all the fashion as the stars hit the red carpet outside the venue.

Who to Watch

Jimmy Kimmel of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! returns to host the Emmys for a second time after hosting in 2012. A nominee himself, Kimmel tells The Hollywood Reporter magazine in this week's cover story, “Mostly I just want to do well as host. I would rather get a laugh than the trophy.“

Decorated presenters include Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy winners and nominees Aziz Ansari, Kyle Chandler, Bryan Cranston, Claire Danes, Michelle Dockery, Minnie Driver, Tony Goldwyn, Terrence Howard, Allison Janney, Rami Malek, Abigail Spencer, Kiefer Sutherland and Kerry Washington.

Meanwhile, highlights of the show will include a tribute to Garry Marshall, who died July 19, by his Happy Days star Henry Winkler, among other planned segments.

What to Watch

For a complete list of Emmy nominees, click here, and be sure to visit on Sunday night for the latest winners and news from inside (and outside) the Microsoft Theater.

Game of Thrones is once again the most nominated series with 23 nominations, while Veep secured the most comedy nominations with 17 and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story secured the most limited series nominations with 22. With 26 Emmys already under its belt heading into this year's show — and another nine wins at last weekend's Creative Arts Emmys Game of Thrones could be on its way to surpassing Frasier (37 wins) as the series with the most Emmys of all time.

With 16 more nominations this year, Saturday Night Live now has a total of 209 Emmy nominations, making it the most nominated series of all time, ahead of ER with 124.

Joining the list of Emmy-nominated series for the first time are Black-ish and Master of None in the comedy series category and Mr. Robot and The Americans in the drama series category.

Following the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the Emmys once again embraced more diversity among its nominees in the acting categories. Twenty-one non-white actors were nominated in 16 different categories, including Black-ish's Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story's Cuba Gooding Jr., Sterling K. Brown and Courtney B. Vance.

Looking to add to her current collection of three Emmys, Laurie Metcalf has been nominated across three different categories for her work on Getting On, The Big Bang Theory and Horace and Pete. Julia Louis-Dreyfus also added to her list of 21 nominations for her role on Veep. Additionally, Kevin Spacey has been nominated for an eighth time — this marks his fourth nom for his role on House of Cards — while Rami Malek earned his first nomination for his role on Mr. Robot. The Americans' on- and offscreen couple Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys also will be competing for their first Emmys. Other first-time nominees include Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager, Ellie Kemper in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Cuba Gooding Jr. in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and James Corden in The Late Late Show with James Corden.

If You Missed It

This past weekend, the Creative Arts Emmys highlighted outstanding artistic achievements for best guest acting, animated programs and behind-the-scenes work, among others. Game of Thrones emerged as the top winner of the night with nine awards. Other notable winners include Diane Warren, Margo Martindale, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. See the full list of winners here.

The Party Starts Now

In addition to covering all the action inside the Microsoft Theater, THR will be documenting everything happening at the star-studded parties around town in its party diary and photo gallery. The bashes kicked off Wednesday night and will continue through the early hours of Monday morning. For those lucky enough to score invites, here is the complete party guide for this year’s celebrations, and come back to for all the news as it happens.

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