The 2013 Emmy Awards live stream and TV coverage arrives on Sunday, Sept. 22 as all of the stars of television come together to celebrate the best of the best. This will be the 65th edition of the Primetime Emmys in 2013, with "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris hosting. The event will feature televised and Emmys live streaming presentations of the latest awards show including backstage access.
A Sept. 22 report via Christian Today notes that E! News will provide special red carpet coverage ahead of tonight's awards show, beginning at 5:55 p.m. EST. The coverage will not only be available on E!'s TV channel via cable or satellite, but also live streaming online. Meanwhile, the Emmys website also provides their own live online coverage beginning at 7 p.m. EST. It will include exclusive camera feeds that won't be shown during the CBS telecast.
This year's host, Neil Patrick Harris said of his appearance tonight:
"I couldn't be more honored and excited to be hosting this year's Emmy Awards. And what perfect timing — I'll just do the exact same script I'm about to use for the Tonys. 'And the Emmy for best revival of a musical goes to "Breaking Bad"!' See, told you it works."
Unfortunately for Harris he won't be among the actors nominated for any of the awards, nor is his CBS sitcom this year. Lead actors nominated for an Emmy for a comedy series will include Alec Baldwin, Jason Bateman, Matt LeBlanc, Jim Parsons, Louis C.K. and Don Cheadle. Many of the usual suspects are nominated in various categories including "30 Rock" from NBC and "Modern Family" from ABC. Netflix exclusive show "House of Cards" is also among the nominees for best drama series, but it's up against strong competition in the forms of "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "Homeland," and "Game of Thrones."
In terms of actress nominees, six leading ladies in comedy will be up for the lead actress award: Tina Fey, Laura Dern, Lena Dunham, Edie Falco, Amy Poehler and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Female leads Vera Farmiga, Michelle Dockery, Claire Danes, Elisabeth Moss, Robin Wright, Connie Britton and Kerry Washington are vying for Lead actress in a Drama series. A full look at the nominees for tonight's 2013 Emmys can be seen here.
The 2013 Primetime Emmys have a scheduled time of 8 p.m. EST on CBS and local affiliate stations such as Roanoke's WDBJ 7 on Sunday night. While the telecast itself won't be live streaming, there is a special "Backstage Live! 2013" edition available at the Emmys website. This provides a selection of camera feeds from around the backstage area, red carpet and Governors Ball section of the awards show for exclusive coverage of other aspects of the awards show. See the Backstage Live! access here at Emmys.com website.
Which television show or stars are you hoping win among tonight's nominees? Do you think Neil Patrick Harris is the best choice for host?