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How Long Are The Emmys? The Awards Show Runs Pretty Late

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No one loves a good awards show more than me. Judging famous people on their insanely huge achievements and very expensive fashion choices while pounding a homemade quesadilla made out of ready-whip and toast comes very naturally to me. I look forward to Awards Season just as much as Rachel Zoe did when she had that reality TV show. The Emmys strike the globe this Sunday, Sept 17, and while you might be pumped, you are probably also wondering, "How long are the Emmys?"

Glad you asked, America. Take a seat. This could be a while.

The answer is... depends on who you're asking. For some, the show officially begins with the red carpet that can sometimes ramp up three hours in advance. This year, E! will be hosting the red carpet kicking off at 4:30 p.m. That is three and a half hours earlier than official go-time at 8 p.m. on CBS, for those keeping track at home.

If you're less of a fashion person and more of a speech kind of person, you can tune in for showtime at 8 p.m. and expect to be cozied up on your couch until at least 11 p.m. (and even that is wishful thinking). These kind of shows have been known to go on much, much longer than their scheduled time slot, meaning you could be looking at a full three to four hour commitment, or seven to eight if you're tuning in for the red carpet coverage!.

Here are my tips: Take regular stretching breaks. Stock up on wine. Don't even bother wearing a bra.

Check out host Stephen Colbert's promo and catch some nominee highlights in the list below, too!

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Drama Series “Better Call Saul” (AMC) “The Crown” (Netflix) “The Handmaid's Tale” (Hulu) “House of Cards” (Netflix) “Stranger Things” (Netflix) “This Is Us” (NBC) “Westworld” (HBO)

Comedy Series “Atlanta” (FX) “Black-ish” (ABC) “Master of None” (Netflix) “Modern Family” (ABC) “Silicon Valley” (HBO) “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix) “Veep” (HBO)

Drama Actress Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”) Claire Foy (“The Crown”) Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid's Tale”) Keri Russell (“The Americans”) Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”) Robin Wright (“House of Cards”)

Drama Actor Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”) Anthony Hopkins (“Westworld”) Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”) Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”) Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”) Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)

Comedy Actor Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”) Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”) Zach Galifianakis (“Baskets”) Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) William H. Macy (“Shameless”) Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”)

Comedy Actress Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”) Tracee Ellis-Ross (“black-ish”) Jane Fonda (“Grace and Frankie”) Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”) Allison Janney (“Mom”) Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)

Limited Series “Big Little Lies” (HBO) “Fargo” (FX) “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX) “The Night Of” (HBO) “Genius” (National Geographic)

Variety Talk Series “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS) “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC) “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO) “The Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS) “Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO) “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

Reality Competition “The Amazing Race” (CBS) “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC) “Project Runway” (Lifetime) “RuPaul's Drag Race” (vh1) “Top Chef” (Bravo) “The Voice” (NBC)

Television Movie “Black Mirror: San Junipero” (Netflix) “Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love” (NBC) “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” (HBO) “Sherlock: The Lying Detective (Masterpiece)” (PBS) “The Wizard Of Lies” (HBO)

Structured Reality Program “Antiques Roadshow” (PBS) “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (Food Network) “Fixer Upper” (HGTV) “Lip Sync Battle” (Spike TV) “Shark Tank” (ABC) “Who Do You Think You Are” (TLC)

Unstructured Reality Program “Born This Way” (A&E) “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery Channel) “Gaycation With Ellen Page” (Viceland) “Intervention” (A&E) “RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked” (YouTube) “United Shades Of America: With W. Kamau Bell” (CNN)

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