The biggest stars of television will gather at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater for the 68th annual Emmy Awards on Sunday (18 September). As they prepare for TV's answer to the Oscars, popular comedian and chat-show host Jimmy Kimmel will be gearing up to take the stage as a host for the second time since his 2012 stint at the Emmys.

The annual ceremony will air live online on ABC at 8pm ET/5pm PT from Downtown Los Angeles. Viewers can also watch the event via live stream on the official ABC website or via the ABC app. In addition to the coverage of the awards ceremony, catch all the backstage action, celebrity arrivals and red carpet events live on the Emmys Backstage Live! 2016 beginning at 7pm ET/4pm PT.

Emmys red carpet live

The biggest night of TV is a platform for celebrities to showcase their impeccable taste in fashion and the Emmys red carpet event is one to look forward to. Watch what your favourite stars will wearing along with pre-show interviews by tuning in at 7pm EST on ABC. Alternatively, E! will be present at the red carpet from 4.30 pm ET.

Here is everything you need to know about the 68th Annual Emmy Awards:

Host and presenters

The Jimmy Kimmel Live! Host will be taking the stage after previous hosts Andy Samberg (2015), Seth Meyers (2014) and Neil Patrick Harris (2013).

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Jimmy Kimmel with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Los Angeles Aaron P. Bernstein/ Reuters

The list of presenters for this year's event includes Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Priyanka Chopra, Larry David, James Corden, Abigail Spencer, Kiefer Sutherland, Hank Azaria, Andy Samberg, Chris Rock, Constance Wu and more.

2016 Emmys nominations

With multiple nominations, TV series such as Game Of Thrones (23 nominations), Mr Robot, The People Vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story (22 nominations) and Fargo have higher stakes at winning on Sunday night.

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Elliot with Mr Robot in season 2 premiere of USA Network's hacker drama USA Network

On the acting front, Rami Malek (Mr Robot) and Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans) have the potential to walk home with an Emmy. Click here to read more such predictions before the awards show.

Check out the full list of nominees here before tuning in on Sunday to root for your favourites.