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Aussies Kidman, Rush and Davis get Emmys nods

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Nicole Kidman's Big Little Lies is up for 16 Emmys in all. Photo: Getty
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Australians Nicole Kidman, Judy Davis, Ben Mendelsohn and Geoffrey Rush are all nominated for 2017 Primetime Emmy awards, while three of their television series will also face off in the same award category.

Kidman is up for the Limited Series actress Emmy for her role in Big Little Lies, a television adaption of the novel by Australia’s Liane Moriarty.

Her co-star Reese Witherspoon is also in the running.

Similarly, Rush has been nominated for the Limited Series Actor award, for his role as Albert Einstein in Genius.

Mendelsohn got a nod as Best Guest Actor for his role in the Netflix series Bloodline.

Davis received a nomination for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for her role in Feud: Bette and Joan.

Three of the Australian actors’ projects (Genius, Big Little Lies and Feud: Better and Joan) are also in competition for a gong in the Best Limited Series category.

Kidman’s Big Little Lies is up for 16 Emmys all up.

HBO’s Westworld and NBC’s Saturday Night Live tied for the most nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards, earning the most with 22 each.

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Claire Foy has been nominated for best actress in a drama for her turn as Queen Elizabeth in The Crown. Photo: Supplied

Other leading nominees announced on Thursday in Los Angeles include Feud: Bette and Joan and Stranger Things with 18 nominations; Veep with 17 bids, and Fargo with 16 nominations.

The Emmys will be handed out a September 17 ceremony in Los Angeles hosted by Stephen Colbert.

BEST ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR 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)

BEST ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR 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)

BEST DRAMA SERIES
(Better Call Saul) AMC
(The Crown) Netflix
(The Handmaid’s Tale) Hulu
(House of Cards) Netflix
(Stranger Things) Netflix
(This Is Us) NBC
(Westworld) HBO

BEST COMEDY SERIES
(Atlanta) FX
(black-ish) ABC
(Master of None) Netflix
(Modern Family) ABC
(Silicon Valley) HBO
(Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) Netflix
(Veep) HBO

BEST LIMITED SERIES
(Big Little Lies) HBO
(Fargo) FX
(Feud: Bette and Joan) FX
(Genius) National Geographic
(The Night Of) HBO

BEST 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)

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Viola Davis (How To get Away With Murder)
Claire Foy (The Crown)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Keri Russell (The Americans)
Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)