Emmy Awards 2013: Three-time Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris will host the event. (Reuters)
Emmy Awards 2013: Three-time Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris will host the event. (Reuters)

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Sunday, at the Nokia Theater LA Live in Los Angeles.

The ceremony, which will be hosted by How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, will air live on CBS at 8pm ET (1am BST, 23 September). For the fourth year in a row, the Television Academy will provide free live streaming of Backstage Live! 2013 beginning at 7pm EST (midnight BST). All the behind-the-scenes action including backstage, celebrity red carpet and the arrivals at the annual Governors Ball can be viewed here.

For live updates on the award ceremony, keep an eye on the Facebook page. Twitter updates can be followed on @PrimetimeEmmys. Viewers can also share their best moments with #Emmys and #EmmysArts.

The Emmys released a statement revealing that there will be a special In Memoriam segment for actors James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith, Jean Stapleton, Jonathan Winters and producer David Goldberg.

"I always find the In Memoriam is just really interesting because sometimes it seems weird that they keep the audio on in the house, so some people get applause and some people don't, and it turns it into this weird moment," Harris, who is hosting the event for the second time told of the segment to Access Hollywood.

"And you want that moment to be honoring those people, and not a competition."

He elaborated: "We've come up with this idea -- five different people that we chose sort of from different areas of television are being spoken about by people who were important to them. [They'll speak about them] not in a pitying way, but I think in a respectful, classy way that will make you remember their life in a positive, forward-momentum kind of style."

Multi-Grammy Award winner Elton John will perform at the event, which will be a tribute to Liberace and other performances include Carrie Underwood marking the 50th Anniversary of US president John F Kennedy's assassination and The Beatles appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show.