The 69th Emmy Nominations have been revealed in LA with new shows such as sci-fi series Westworld, high gloss drama Big Little Lies and royal chronicle The Crown among the shows tipped to scoop prizes.
Netflix dramas are flying the flag for the streaming service with their original productions The Crown, Stranger Things and House of Cards all nominated for Best Drama Series. Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, The Handmaid's Tale, This Is Us and Westworld also received the nod.
The Crown and House of Cards also earned nominations for their lead actresses Claire Foy and Robyn Wright respectively. They will compete against Oscar winner Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld).
In the Lead Actor category new show This Is Us leads the way with both Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown nominated for their performances.
Kevin Spacey received his sixth Emmy nomination for Lead Actor for his portrayal of Frances Underwood in House of Cards, with Anthony Hopkins (Westworld), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan).
In the Limited Series category HBO dramas Big Little Lies and The Night Of were both shortlisted alongside FX's Fargo and Feud: Bette and Joan. National Geographic's Genius completes the category.
Big Little Lies also earned nominations for it's stars with both Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman named as contenders for Lead Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie. Feud: Bette and Joan also has two stars - Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange - in contention for the prize. Carrie Coon (Fargo) and Felicity Huffman (American Crime) complete the nominations.
Benedict Cumberbatch, in what could be his last outing as Sherlock, was nominated in the Lead Actor in a Limited Series/TV Movie category. The Night Of's Riz Ahmed and John Turturro are also named in the category, with Robert De Niro (The Wizard of Lies), Ewan McGregor (Fargo) and Geoffrey Rush (Genius).
There were some surprises and shocks during this year's nominations with several well-known shows getting snubbed.
Last year Game of Thrones led the nominations for the 68th annual Emmy Awards, scoring a staggering 23 nods. However, this year the popular HBO show missed out on the eligibility period to be considered for an award.
To qualify for the 2017 Emmys a show had to air episodes between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017. The seventh season of Game of Thrones will not premiere until next week.
This is the first time since 2011 that Game of Thrones is not among the year's Emmy contenders.
It was also bad news for Tonight With Jimmy Fallon, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Insecure, The Good Fight, The Big Bang Theory, Mr. Robot and The Young Pope, with none of the shows receiving any nominations.
The 69th annual Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, are set to air live from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theatre on September 17.
Main Emmy nominations:
Lead actress, drama
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Claire Foy, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Keri Russell, The Americans
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Lead actor, Drama
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
Lead actress, limited series/TV movie
Carrie Coon, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies
Lead actor, limited series/TV movie
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius
John Turturro, The Night Of
Lead actress, comedy
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Allison Janney, Mom
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
Lead actor, comedy
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets
Donald Glover, Atlanta
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
RuPaul's Drag Race (LOGO)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Big Little Lies" (HBO)
Feud: Bette and Joan" (FX)
"Genius" (National Geographic)
"The Night Of" (HBO)
Black Mirror" (Netflix)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (HBO)
Dolly Parton's Christ mas Of M any Colors: Circle Of Love" (NBC)
Sherlock: The Lying Detective" (PBS)
Wizard of Lies" (HBO)
Master of None
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Better Call Saul
The Handmaid’s Tale
House of Cards
This Is Us