With ‘Game of Thrones’ out of the running, who’ll rule the Emmys?


After a record-breaking number of wins last year, the Iron Throne sits vacant at the 2017 Emmys, with Season 7 of Game of Thrones ineligible for awards recognition until next year. 

In its absence, the drama race is wide open — but there's plenty of drama to be found elsewhere on the ballot, with the limited series field stuffed with A-list talent. Below, check out our predictions for some of the top categories at this year's Emmy Awards.

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
House of Cards
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Our pick: The Handmaid's Tale

With no previous winners in the running this year, it's anyone's game, but consensus is pretty evenly split between Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, Netflix's Stranger Things and NBC's This Is Us. All three dominated the zeitgeist in their freshman seasons and could easily walk away with the gold, but we're giving the edge to Handmaid's for its powerful performances, cinematic visuals and unflinching social commentary. It might feel a little too timely right now, but there's no other show quite as ambitious, elegant or challenging. Read more...

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