Here is everything you need to know ahead of TV’s big night.
“Being a part of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC — my longtime network family — makes it even more special,” Thompson said in a statement when his hosting gig was announced. “Like all TV fans, I can’t wait to see the stars from my favorite shows.”
How to watch
The Emmy Awards will air on NBC at 8 pm ET but it will also stream on Hulu, YouTube TV and live on NBC’s streaming service Peacock.
CNN’s Sandra Gonzalez contributed to this report.