The 70th annual Emmy Awards are fast approaching, and there’ll be plenty of interest on both sides of the Atlantic in watching America’s biggest TV awards show.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2018 Emmys, including when it’s happening, who’s been nominated, and how to watch it live from anywhere in the world.

When is the 2018 Emmy Awards show?

The 2018 Emmys will take place tonight, Monday 17 September, and the ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with things kicking off at around 5pm local time - so that’s 8pm on the east coast, and 1am Tuesday morning here in the UK.

How to watch the Emmys on TV

If you’re in the US, watching along live is pretty easy: just tune into NBC from 5pm PT or 8pm ET.

How to stream the Emmys online

If you’d rather watch from your phone, tablet, or computer, that’s pretty easy too - you’ve just got to head to NBC’s website where you can stream the channel live online from a whole range of devices.

You can also get the NBC app on iOS and Android, as well as Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Xbox, and Samsung TV, or access live NBC through other services including Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

How to watch from the UK

If you’re in the UK, things are ever so slightly trickier. The awards ceremony won’t be broadcast on UK TV, and the NBC website won’t let you stream the channel from a UK IP address, so you’ll need a VPN if you want to follow along live - which as a reminder, means from 1am Tuesday morning.

A VPN lets you use the internet while masking your true location information, meaning that you can trick the NBC 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 NBC’s website, which should now let you stream the Emmys live, or access your choice of the NBC app or other US services including Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

Who is hosting?

The hosts for this year’s show are Saturday Night Live stars Michael Che and Colin Jost, and it sounds like you can expect appearances from a few other big comedians along the way.

"NBC is thrilled to be the home of this year's Emmy Awards and with Colin and Michael in the driver's seat as hosts, along with surprise appearances by other cast members of Saturday Night Live, I think we are in for one of the funniest awards shows in a long time," NBC's Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement.

Jost and Che added: "We're proud to be the first duo hosting the Emmys since Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce and somehow that's a real fact."

What are the nominations?

Surprising absolutely no-one, Game of Thrones led the nominations this year with 22 nods, closely followed by Saturday Night Live and fellow HBO show Westworld, each with. After those three are The Handmaid’s Tale with 20, and American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace with 18.

A little more surprising is that for the first time in forever HBO didn’t lead nominations overall. Despite picking up 108 nominations it was ever so slightly beaten by Netflix’s 112, just the latest sign of how much the streaming service is shaking up the TV industry.

We’ve gathered up the main nominees right here, so read through to find out which of your favourites made the cut, and which were unfairly snubbed.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA (2017 winner: The Handmaid’s Tale)
The Americans
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA (2017 winner: Sterling K. Brown)
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Ed Harris, Westworld
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (2017 winner: Elisabeth Moss)
Claire Foy, The Crown
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA (2017 winner: John Lithgow)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Matt Smith, The Crown

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (2017 winner: Alexis Bledel)
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder
Viola Davis, Scandal
Kelly Jenrette, The Handmaid’s Tale
Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA (2017 winner: Gerald McRaney)
F. Murray Abraham, Homeland
Cameron Britton, Mindhunter
Matthew Goode, The Crown
Gerald McRaney, This Is Us
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
Jimmi Simpson, Westworld

OUTSTANDING COMEDY (2017 winner: Veep)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus)
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney, Mom
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: Donald Glover)
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
William H. Macy, Shameless

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: Kate McKinnon)
Zazie Beetz, Atlanta
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: Alec Baldwin)
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Henry Winkler, Barry

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: SNL host Melissa McCarthy)
Wanda Sykes, black-ish
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Tiffany Haddish, Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Molly Shannon, Will & Grace

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: SNL host Dave Chappelle)
Katt Williams, Atlanta
Sterling K. Brown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Bryan Cranston, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, Saturday Night Live
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

TV MOVIE (2017 winner: Black Mirror‘s “San Junipero”)
Black Mirror, “USS Callister”
Farenheit 451
The Tale

LIMITED SERIES (2017 winner: Big Little Lies)
The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Genius: Picasso
Patrick Melrose

Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Laura Dern, The Tale
Michelle Dockery, Godless
Edie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King, Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror, “USS Callister”

Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult
Letitia Wright, Black Mirror, “Black Museum”
Merritt Wever, Godless
Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE (2017 winner: Alexander Skarsgård)
Jeff Daniels, Godless
Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Finn Wittrock, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower
John Leguizamo, Waco

REALITY SHOW HOST (2017 winner: RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race)
W. Kamau Bell, United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell
RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen’s Game of Games
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway

REALITY SHOW COMPETITION (2017 winner: The Voice)
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES (2017 winner: Saturday Night Live)
At Home With Amy Sedaris
Drunk History
I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show

VARIETY TALK SERIES (2017 winner: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver)
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Late Show With James Corden
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert