You Have 2 Months to Binge-Watch These 31 TV Shows Before the Emmys

Updated 07/12/18

The 70th Emmy Award nominees have been announced, shedding some light on what TV shows are worth bingeing at your earliest convenience. Among the notable series were obvious front-runners like Game of Thrones and The Handmaid's Tale as well as newer, under-the-radar shows like Killing Eve and Godless. Last year, the Emmys were buzzing with talk about Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman's breakout HBO hit Big Little Lies, but this year marks the first time in 18 years that HBO hasn't led all nominations, being surpassed by content giant Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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With just over two months until the Emmys air on Sunday, September 17, there's still plenty of time to catch up on all the buzzworthy TV shows set to win awards this year. Ready your Netflix, Hulu, and HBO accounts, these are the 31 shows you need to watch before the Emmys.


Ozark: Jason Bateman, outstanding lead actor

Killing Eve: Sandra Oh, outstanding lead actress

The Americans: Keri Russell, outstanding lead actress, and Matthew Rhys, outstanding lead actor

Orphan Black: Tatiana Maslany, outstanding lead actress

This Is Us: Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown, outstanding lead actor

The Crown: Claire Foy, outstanding lead actress

Westworld: Evan Rachel Wood, outstanding lead actress, Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris, outstanding lead actor

The Handmaid's Tale: Elisabeth Moss, outstanding lead actress

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Atlanta: Donald Glover, outstanding lead actor

Better Things: Pamela Adlon, outstanding lead actress

Barry: Bill Hader, outstanding lead actor

Black-ish: Anthony Anderson, outstanding lead actor, and Tracee Ellis Ross, outstanding lead actress

Grace and Frankie: Lily Tomlin, outstanding lead actress

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Larry David, outstanding lead actor

Insecure: Issa Rae, outstanding lead actress

Mom: Allison Janney, outstanding lead actress

Shameless: William H. Macy, outstanding lead actor

The Good Place: Ted Danson, outstanding lead actor

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Rachel Brosnahan, outstanding lead actress

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American Horror Story: Cult: Sarah Paulson, outstanding lead actress

Genius: Picasso: Antonio Banderas, outstanding lead actor

Godless: Michelle Dockery, outstanding lead actress

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert: John Legend, outstanding lead actor

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders: Edie Falco, outstanding lead actress

Seven Seconds: Regina King, outstanding lead actress

Patrick Melrose: Benedict Cumberbatch, outstanding lead actor

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: Darren Criss, outstanding lead actor

The Looming Tower: Jeff Daniels, outstanding lead actor

The Sinner: Jessica Biel, outstanding lead actress

The Tale: Laura Dern, outstanding lead actress

USS Callister (Black Mirror): Jesse Plemons, outstanding lead actor

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Head to the official Emmys website for a look at all of the Emmy nominated actors and TV shows.

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