This year Game of Thrones is out of contention, due to missing the cut-off date of May 31.
That leaves the path open for a fight between The Crown, Stranger Things, Big Little Lies, The Handmaid’s Tale, This is Us, House of Cards, The Americans, or maybe even Westworld, The Leftovers, Feud, Fargo, Ray Donovan and Better Call Saul.
I’d tip The Crown to lead the tally by the time nominations are done.
For Comedy look to Veep, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Atlanta, Transparent, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Black-ish, The Big Bang Theory, or maybe Grace and Frankie, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Divorce, Santa Clarita Diet.
I’d tip Nicole Kidman to get a nomination for Big Little Lies. Nic has never won an Emmy but I reckon she is our best bet for a nomination (a win against Claire Foy, Elisabeth Moss and Robin Wright would be much harder). But given the show’s Aussie origins, any nods here are worth claiming. And with The Leftovers final season down under, there’s another we could celebrate.
Ben Mendelsohn is a previous Supporting winner for Bloodline so he would have to be another contender.
Will Geoffrey Rush get a nod for playing Albert Einstein in National Geographic’s Genius?
Judy Davis is an outside chance for a supporting nod in Feud -the Academy loves her (and what if only 1 of Susan Sarandon / Jessica Lange gets a nod?).
Other Aussies are likely to be amongst the craft awards.
The nominations will be announced by Anna Chlumsky & Shemar Moore at 1:30am AEST tomorrow.