The Crown and Ted Lasso have been heavily tipped for major wins ahead of the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles.

The biggest night in US TV is returning to downtown LA for a star-studded in-person event following last year's stripped-back pandemic edition.

Most of the A-list nominees will be in attendance, though some of the talent will be appearing via video link from London.

The Crown, Netflix's lavishly produced royal drama, is favourite to win the outstanding drama prize for the first time after receiving critical acclaim for its fourth season.

It will be up against another hugely popular Netflix show in Bridgerton, while the other nominees include Amazon's anti-superhero series The Boys, HBO's horror drama Lovecraft Country and Disney's Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian.

Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin are nominated for their roles in The Crown

There is also a clear favourite in the comedy categories.

Ted Lasso, which stars Jason Sudeikis as a folksy American football coach parachuted into a struggling Premier League team, looks likely to win outstanding comedy series.

Its rivals for the title include Kaley Cuoco's The Flight Attendant and Netflix's Cobra Kai.

The highly competitive limited series category includes Mare of Easttown, I May Destroy You, The Queen's Gambit and WandaVision.

In the individual categories, The Crown has a string of nominations with Olivia Colman and Emma Corrin both up for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for their roles as Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana respectively, while Josh O'Connor is nominated in the male equivalent category for his performance as Prince Charles.

The show's supporting cast is also recognised, with nods for Gillian Anderson, Helena Bonham Carter and Tobias Menzies.

Jason Sudeikis' Ted Lasso earned 20 nominations in total

Sudeikis is expected to win outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for Ted Lasso. The series, which is in its second season, earned a whopping 20 nominations - an Emmy record for a comedy series.

The sports comedy's supporting cast is also recognised, with nods for Juno Temple, Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed and Jeremy Swift.

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to take place in the early hours of Monday UK time.