Game of Thrones has received the most nominations for this year's Emmy Awards, with the HBO fantasy drama getting 22 nods in total.

Game of Thrones makes its Emmy comeback this year after last year's later season airdate saw it ineligible for consideration for the awards.

The series, which will not air this year, is in contention for the Emmy for Best Drama Series along with The Crown, The Americans, The Handmaid's Tale, Stranger Things, This Is Us and Westworld.

Game of Thrones stars Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau are both nominated for acting gongs

As well as picking up nominations in many technical categories, Game of Thrones' acting talents have also been acknowledged with Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, shortlisted for Supporting Actress in a Drama Serious.

Coster-Waldau's Jaime Lannister with Diana Rigg's Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones

Headey's on-screen brother s Peter Dinklage and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Tyrion and Jaime Lannister respectively, are both in contention for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Diana Rigg's turn as Olenna Tyrell in the series has seen her nominated for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

For the first year, Netflix have beaten HBO as the network with the most overall nods, with the streaming giant's productions - which include The Crown, Ozark and Stranger Things - earning it 112 nominations across the board, four more than HBO.

Matt Smith and Claire Foy in The Crown

The second season of The Crown counts Best Drama among it's nominations, with outgoing stars Claire Foy (Lead Actress in a Drama Series), Vanessa Kirby (Supporting Actress in a Drama Series), Matt Smith (Supporting Actor in a Drama Series) and Matthew Goode (Guest Actor in a Drama Series) all in the running.

Here is a list of the main nominees for the 2018 ceremony:

Outstanding Drama Series
The Americans
The Crown
Game Of Thrones
The Handmaid's Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Sterling K Brown, This Is Us
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Ed Harris, Westworld
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game Of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Matt Smith, The Crown
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid's Tale

Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Keri Russell, The Americans
Claire Foy, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid's Tale
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid's Tale
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Comedy Series
Atlanta
Barry
Black-ish
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Glow
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Limited Series
The Alienist
The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Genius: Picasso
Godless
Patrick Melrose

Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror: USS Callister

Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Laura Dern, The Tale
Michelle Dockery, Godless
Edie Falco, Law And Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King, Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson, America Horror Story: Cult

Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
William H Macy, Shameless

Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Pamala Adlon, Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Allison Janney, Mom
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert