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How to watch the Emmys 2022 online right now — date, time and more

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It's finally time to watch the Emmys 2022 online, as the year's top shows get recognized and honored. This year's ceremony returns to airing live from inside the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, after the two previous Emmy Awards were disrupted by the pandemic. The 2022 Emmys will be broadcast on NBC, with host Kenan Thompson overseeing the proceedings.

2022 Emmy Awards channel, date and start time

The 2022 Emmy Awards are today (Monday, Sept. 12)
Time — 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT / 1 a.m. BST
• U.S. — Watch on NBC via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) or via Peacock (opens in new tab)
U.K. — Watch on Sky Showcase (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

As usual, the 2022 Emmy nominees includes some of the best TV shows, including Squid Game, Succession, Ted Lasso, Abbott Elementary, Severance, Yellowjackets and The White Lotus.

HBO/HBO Max once again reigned supreme in major nominations and already nabbed 25 wins at last weekend's Creative Arts Emmys. Netflix isn't far behind and has three of the eight Outstanding Drama nominees: Ozark, Squid Game and Stranger Things. 

On the comedy side, Ted Lasso is a frontrunner and may take home the Outstanding Comedy trophy for the second year in a row. Abbott Elementary may have something to say about that, though. 

The 2022 Emmy presenters include Angela Bassett, Oscar winner Ariana DeBose, Selena Gomez, Mariska Hargitay, Lee Jung-jae, Jimmy Kimmel, Diego Luna and Kerry Washington. 

Here's everything you need to watch the Emmys 2022 online — including the red carpet pre-show content and where it's airing.

How to watch Emmys 2022 live stream from anywhere

Just because NBC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you can't watch the 2022 Emmy Awards if you're away from home. Watching the ceremony along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy with the right VPN (virtual private network). You can stream the show from wherever you go.

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How to watch Emmys 2022 in the US

In the U.S., viewers can watch the 2022 Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC. 

A pre-show red carpet countdown will air on E! at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT. 

NBC is a local broadcast network that can accessed with one of the best TV antennas. E! is only available with a cable package.

If you've already cut the cord, you can watch NBC or E! on a live TV service, like Sling (in select markets), FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream. 

Of these options, we recommend Sling and FuboTV, two of the best cable TV alternatives

And for the first time ever, the Emmys will also be streaming on Peacock. 

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Sling TV (opens in new tab) is one of the cheaper live TV services on the market. The Sling Blue package includes more than 50 channels including NBC (in select cities) and E!, AMC, Bravo, Food Network, HGTV, Lifetime and USA. Check out the service with the rotating discounts and free trials Sling offers.

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Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) is a great alternative to a cable package. With the Pro ($70 per month), you get over 120 channels, including all the local broadcast networks and top cable brands like E!, AMC, HGTV, FX, ESPN, Syfy and Paramount Network. 

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Peacock (opens in new tab) is the home of the vast NBCUniversal library, including every episode of The Office. In addition to classic movies and TV shows, subscribers can also watch episodes of current NBC series with Peacock Premium. The service also has originals such as Bel-Air, Girls5eva and Angelyne.

How to watch Emmys 2022 in the UK

In the U.K., a delayed broadcast of the 2022 Emmy Awards will air on Sky Showcase on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 11 p.m. GMT. Sky TV (opens in new tab) packages start at £25 per month. 

Unfortunately, no UK channels are airing the Emmys live. For Americans abroad who want to use the services they already pay for, check out ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

How to watch Emmys 2022 in Canada

Canadians can watch the 2022 Emmy Awards live at the same time as Americans. The broadcast will be available on CTV (opens in new tab)CTV.ca (opens in new tab) and the CTV mobile app.

How to watch Emmys 2022 in Australia

Aussies can tune into the 2022 Emmy Awards on Fox Arena on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. AEST.

2022 Emmy nominations

Here are the nominees in the top categories at the 74th Prime Emmy Awards. For the full list, go to Emmys.com. (opens in new tab)

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Euphoria (HBO/HBO Max)
Ozark (Netflix)
Severance (Apple TV Plus)
Squid Game (Netflix)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Succession (HBO/HBO Max)
Yellowjackets (Showtime)

Outstanding Comedy Series
Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Barry (HBO/HBO Max)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO/HBO Max)
Hacks (HBO/HBO Max)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)
Ted Lasso (Apple TV Plus)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
Dopesick (Hulu)
The Dropout (Hulu)
Inventing Anna (Netflix)
Pam & Tommy (Hulu)
The White Lotus (HBO/HBO Max)

Outstanding Competition Program
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (Prime Video)
Nailed It! (Netflix)
RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO/HBO Max)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO/HBO Max)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Jodie Comer – Killing Eve as Villanelle (BBC America)
Laura Linney – Ozark as Wendy Byrde (Netflix)
Melanie Lynskey – Yellowjackets as Shauna Sadecki (Showtime)
Sandra Oh – Killing Eve as Eve Polastri (BBC America)
Reese Witherspoon – The Morning Show as Bradley Jackson (Apple TV+)
Zendaya – Euphoria as Rue Bennett (HBO/HBO Max)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman – Ozark as Martin "Marty" Byrde (Netflix)
Brian Cox – Succession as Logan Roy (HBO/HBO Max)
Lee Jung-jae – Squid Game as Seong Gi-hun (Netflix)
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul as Jimmy McGill / Saul Goodman (AMC)
Adam Scott – Severance as Mark Scout (Apple TV+)
Jeremy Strong – Succession as Kendall Roy (HBO/HBO Max)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as Miriam "Midge" Maisel (Prime Video)
Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary as Janine Teagues (ABC)
Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant as Cassie Bowden (HBO/HBO Max)
Elle Fanning – The Great as Catherine the Great (Hulu)
Issa Rae – Insecure as Issa Dee (HBO/HBO Max)
Jean Smart – Hacks as Deborah Vance (HBO/HBO Max)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover – Atlanta as Earnest "Earn" Marks (FX)
Bill Hader – Barry as Barry Berkman / Barry Block (HBO/HBO Max)
Nicholas Hoult – The Great as Peter III / Pugachev (Hulu)
Steve Martin – Only Murders in the Building as Charles-Haden Savage (Hulu)
Martin Short – Only Murders in the Building as Oliver Putnam (Hulu)
Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso as Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
Toni Collette – The Staircase as Kathleen Peterson (HBO/HBO Max)
Julia Garner – Inventing Anna as Anna Delvey (Netflix)
Lily James – Pam & Tommy as Pamela Anderson (Hulu)
Sarah Paulson – Impeachment: American Crime Story as Linda Tripp (FX)
Margaret Qualley – Maid as Alex Russell (Netflix)
Amanda Seyfried – The Dropout as Elizabeth Holmes (Hulu)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
Colin Firth – The Staircase as Michael Peterson (HBO/HBO Max)
Andrew Garfield – Under the Banner of Heaven as Detective Jeb Pyre (FX)
Oscar Isaac – Scenes from a Marriage as Jonathan Levy (HBO/HBO Max)
Michael Keaton – Dopesick as Dr. Samuel Finnix (Hulu)
Himesh Patel – Station Eleven as Jeevan Chaudhary (HBO/HBO Max)
Sebastian Stan – Pam & Tommy as Tommy Lee (Hulu)

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Kelly Woo
Senior Writer

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.