The 72nd annual Emmy Awards is still quite a way off yet, but there’ll be plenty of interest on both sides of the Atlantic in watching America’s biggest TV awards show when it does roll around.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 Emmys, including when it’s happening, who’s been nominated, and how to watch it live from anywhere in the world. If you're more interested in music, we have a similar roundup for the VMAs

When are the Emmy Awards?

The 2020 Emmys will take place Monday 21 September, and the ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. We don't yet know what time things will be kicking off -  but we'll update this article once we have more information.

How to watch the Emmys on TV

If you’re in the US, watching along live is pretty easy: just tune into ABC when the show is on. If you're in the UK or elsewhere it's trickier, as the Emmys aren't broadcast everywhere - so check out our dedicated advice to watching the show from abroad.

How to stream the Emmys online

If you’d rather watch from your phone, tablet, or computer, you should be able to watch it live through ABC online, though access to this site is limited to certain cities - so check on the ABC website to see if it's available on your area. 

How to watch from the UK or abroad

If you’re not in the US - for example, in the UK like us - things are ever so slightly trickier. If things are like last year, it's likely that you'll be able to catch up on the Emmys in the UK through Sky TV.

As for watching the awards ceremony live, the show won’t be broadcast on UK TV, and the ABC website won’t let you stream the channel from a local IP address. This means you’ll need a VPN if you want to follow along live - the same method can be used to watch the US election debates.

A VPN lets you use the internet while masking your true location information, meaning that you can trick the ABC website into thinking you’re browsing from the US.

There are free VPNs, but they’re usually slow and unreliable - not ideal for live streaming TV. Instead we’d recommend you pay for one, or at least use the free trial of a paid VPN. Our top recommendation is NordVPN, but check out our guide to the best VPNs for streaming if you want to see some of the other great alternatives.

Once you’ve chosen a VPN, just install it and turn it on, making sure to choose a server based in the US. Then either open up your web browser and head to ABC, which should now let you stream the Emmys live. If you'd like to know more, take a look at our article on watching ABC from abroad

Who is hosting?

We don't know just yet - but last year there was no host at all, so we'll see if that's the case once again this year. 

Who are the nominees?

Again, it's far too early to know who the nominees will be. We imagine that these will be revealed during late summer, and will update this article with the full list once they are live.