Stars arrive for Emmys expected to feature a cheeky Colbert

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Millie Bobby Brown arrives at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES — “This Is Us” stars Sterling K. Brown and Ron Cephas Jones were among the Emmy Awards nominees playing it cool as they arrived for Sunday’s ceremony.

The actors paused for photographs and interviews on the red carpet, which for the first time was tented and air conditioned to provide relief from the usually warm September weather in Los Angeles. Nature provided a break as well, with temperatures in the 70s.

Another “This Is Us” star, Chris Sullivan, made a fashion statement with a top hat and cane.

Jackie Hoffman, nominated for the FX series “Feud: Bette and Joan” said she’s “less freak-out nervous” now that all the pre-Emmy festivities are over and she’s finally at the big show.

The 69th prime-time Emmy ceremony will be about winners and losers and more, including politics and a cheeky turn by host Stephen Colbert.

Colbert, whose “Late Show” is a regular forum on the Trump administration, said that the president is fair game during the awards show airing at 8 p.m. EDT on CBS.

The Emmys are a celebration of TV, “and the biggest television star of the last year was Donald Trump,” Colbert said at last week’s ceremonial red-carpet rollout outside Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. He’s also claimed that his nude rear — or part of it, suitably tanned — will be included in the opening musical number.

How will winners and presenters approach the evening? Will they weigh in with political jokes or speeches, or could the recent devastating hurricanes that ravaged parts of Texas and Florida prompt moments that avoid divisiveness, at least for the show’s three or so hours?

The honors themselves could make a statement. In the drama category, the nominees include polar opposites “This Is Us,” a heartfelt family drama, and the dystopian “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which some observers have called a reflection of our time.

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