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‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Atlanta’ and ‘The Night Of’ lead our 2017 Emmys Buzzmeter

Emmy contenders, clockwise from top left: "The Night Of," "The Handmaid’s Tale," "Saturday Night Live" and "Atlanta." (Craig Blankenhorn / HBO; George Kraychyk / Hulu; Will Heath / NBC via AP; Guy D’Alema / FX)

Voters have a lot of acclaimed shows to binge-watch before casting their ballots for the 2017 Emmy Awards. Here are the series and performers our resident experts believe will likely be among the names called when nominations are announced on July 13. What do you think? Tell us who you think the nominees will be — or should be — in the comments below.

Our panelists:

Lorraine Ali/L.A. Times; Robert Bianco/USA Today; Matt Roush/TV Guide Magazine; Tom O’Neill/Gold Derby; Glenn Whipp/The Envelope

Their picks in key categories:

Drama series | Most Buzz: ‘The Crown’ | ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ | ‘The Americans’ | ‘Better Call Saul’

Claire Foy and Matt Smith in "The Crown." (Robert Viglasky / AP Photo)

“Even if ‘Game of Thrones’ had been eligible, it might have had trouble cracking a category with this much vibrant new blood. ‘The Crown’ thus assumes the throne. It’s majestic Emmy bait.”

"This Is Us" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Robert

"The Handmaid’s Tale" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

"The Americans" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

"House of Cards" Tom

"The Crown" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

"Better Call Saul" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

"Homeland" Tom

"Stranger Things" Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

"Queen Sugar" Glenn

"Westworld" Matt, Lorraine, Robert

"American Gods" Lorraine

Comedy series | Most Buzz: ‘Veep’ | ‘Atlanta’ | ‘black-ish’

From left: Keith Standfield, Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry in "Atlanta."

"Veep" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

"Atlanta" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

"Silicon Valley" Tom, Glenn, Lorraine, Robert

"black-ish" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

"Transparent" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Robert

"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" Tom, Matt, Lorraine

"Modern Family" Tom, Matt, Robert

"Master of None" Glenn, Matt, Robert

"Insecure" Glenn, Lorraine

"Catastrophe" Lorraine

Bob Odenkirk on "Better Call Saul." (Michele K.Short)

“Who else could render an ambulance-chasing attorney one of the most complex and endearing characters out there? Bob Odenkirk deserves this award, even up against Anthony Hopkins’ amazing performance in ‘Westworld.’”

Rami Malek, "Mr Robot" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Sterling K. Brown, "This Is Us" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Matthew Rhys, "The Americans" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Robert

Billy Bob Thornton, "Goliath" Tom, Glenn

Milo Ventimiglia, "This Is Us" Matt

Anthony Hopkins, "Westworld" Lorraine

Dan Stevens, "Legion" Robert

Elisabeth Moss as Offred on "Handmaid’s Tale." (George Kraychyk / Hulu)

Elisabeth Moss, "The Handmaid’s Tale" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Keri Russell, "The Americans" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Robert

Claire Danes, "Homeland" Tom, Lorraine

Mandy Moore, "This Is Us" Tom

Claire Foy, "The Crown" Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Evan Rachel Wood, "Westworld" Glenn, Lorraine, Robert

Christine Baranski, "The Good Fight" Matt, Lorraine, Robert

John Lithgow as Winston Churchill in "The Crown." (Robert Viglasky / Netflix)

“John Lithgow is a longtime Emmy darling (5 wins), who has a curious edge now. The last two actors nominated for portraying Winston Churchill both won: Albert Finney (‘The Gathering Storm,’ 2002) and Brendan Gleeson (‘Into the Storm,’ 2009)”

John Lithgow, "The Crown" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Ian McShane, "American Gods" Tom, Lorraine, Robert

Jonathan Banks, "Better Call Saul" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine

Christian Slater, "Mr. Robot" Tom

Jeffrey Wright, "Westworld" Tom, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Ron Cephas Jones, "This Is Us" Glenn, Matt, Robert

David Harbour, "Stranger Things" Glenn

Jared Harris, "The Crown" Glenn, Robert

Michael McKean, "Better Call Saul" Glenn, Lorraine

Ed Harris, "Westworld" Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Michael Kelly, "House of Cards" Matt

Margo Martindale in the Amazon Prime Video series "Sneaky Pete." (Eric Liebowitz / Amazon Prime Video)

“Drama Supporting Actress: Can Margo Martindale really get nominated in the same category for two different shows (‘The Americans’ and ‘Sneaky Pete’)? Probably not. But wouldn’t it be fun if she was?”

Chrissy Metz, "This Is Us" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Robert

Millie Bobby Brown, "Stranger Things" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Constance Zimmer, "UnREAL" Tom

Thandie Newton, "Westworld" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Rhea Seehorn, "Better Call Saul" Glenn

Winona Ryder, "Stranger Things" Glenn

Samira Wiley, "The Handmaid’s Tale" Glenn, Lorraine

Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is the new Black" Matt, Lorraine

Margo Martindale, "The Americans" Matt, Robert

Margo Martindale, "Sneaky Pete," Robert

Winona Ryder, "Stranger Things," Robert

Aisha Hinds, "Underground" Matt

Gillian Anderson, "American Gods" Lorraine

Maura Tierney, "The Affair" Lorraine

Hank Azaria on "Brockmire."

“Much as I love the auteurs (Donald Glover, Aziz Ansari) in this category, Hank Azaria breaks out of the pack, giving one of the great comic performances of our time as the washed-up, debauched sportscaster Jim Brockmire.”

Donald Glover, “Atlanta” Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent” Tom, Glenn, Matt, Robert

Anthony Anderson, “black-ish” Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Aziz Ansari, “Master of None” Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

William H. Macy, “Shameless” Tom, Matt, Lorraine

Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley” Tom, Glenn, Lorraine

Hank Azaria, “Brockmire” Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Ted Danson, "The Good Place," Robert

Issa Rae in "Insecure." (Anne Marie Fox / HBO)

“Can anyone break Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ winning streak? My money’s on HBO breakout star Issa Rae (if she gets a nomination over Sarah Jessica Parker, which she should) or Allison Janney, moving into the lead category after two wins in supporting.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish” Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Issa Rae, “Insecure” Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Allison Janney, “Mom” Tom, Glenn, Matt, Robert

Lily Tomlin, “Frankie and Grace” Tom, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” Glenn

Sarah Jessica Parker, “Divorce” Lorraine

Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live."

“Alec Baldwin’s season-long lampooning of Donald Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live’ will be almost impossible for voters to resist. Can he accept the Emmy in character?”

Alec Baldwin, “SNL” Tom, Glenn, Matt

Tony Hale, “Veep” Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Louie Anderson, “Baskets” Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Tom, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta” Tom, Glenn, Matt, Robert

Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Tom, Matt, Robert

Lakeith Stanfield, “Atlanta” Glenn, Lorraine

Kumail Nanjiani, “Silicon Valley” Lorraine

Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” Lorraine, Robert

Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway on "Saturday Night Live."

“Kate McKinnon’s impression of Kellyanne Conway alone should land her a nomination. But then drop in her Jeff Sessions character and it’s almost guaranteed. The rest of the category is anyone’s guess, but how could anyone leave out Rita Moreno?”

Andrea Martin, “Great News” Tom, Glenn, Robert

Judith Light, “Transparent” Tom, Glenn, Matt, Robert

Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Bernadette Peters, "The Good Fight" Tom

Jane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Tom, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Gabby Hoffmann, “Transparent” Tom

Kate McKinnon, “SNL” Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Rita Moreno, “One Day at a Time” Glenn, Matt, Lorraine

Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta” Glenn

Mayim Bialik, “Big Bang Theory” Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Julie Bowen, “Modern Family” Lorraine

Rose Byrne and Oprah Winfrey in a scene from HBO film "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." (Quantrell Colbert / AP Photo)

“HBO usually dominates this race with slick biopics ripped from the headlines, so ‘Wizard’ is expected to prevail, but watch out! A ‘Sherlock’ flick pulled off a magic trick in this category last year, beating two HBO biopics.”

"The Wizard of Lies" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

"Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

"Churchill’s Secret" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

"(Checking eligibility) Black Mirror" Tom, Glenn, Matt

"Custody" Tom, Lorraine, Robert

"Sherlock: The Lying Detective" Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Limited series| Most Buzz: ‘Feud: Betty and Joan’ | ‘American Crime’ | ‘Fargo’

Lili Taylor and Connor Jessup on "American Crime," (Felicia Graham / ABC)

“My greatest hope is that ‘American Crime’ gets nominated, if only as a last breath salute to what broadcast can do when it actually cares enough to try. Which is increasingly seldom.”

"Feud: Betty and Joan" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

"Big Little Lies" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Robert

"American Crime" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

"Fargo" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

"Genius" Tom, Lorraine

"The Night Of" Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

and Riz Ahmed in "The Night Of." (HBO)

“This category must include Riz Ahmed and John Turturro for ‘The Night Of’ or risk the ire of every television critic in America. Not a threat, per se. Think of it as a friendly warning.”

Robert De Niro, "Wizard of Wall Street" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Ewan McGregor, "Fargo" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: The Lying Detective" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Ricky Gervais, "David Brent: Life on the Road" Tom

Riz Ahmed, "The Night Of" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

John Turturro, "The Night Of" Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

From left: Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in "Big Little Lies."

“It’s the stars of ‘Big Little Lies’ against the women of ‘Feud,’ though really it’s Nicole Kidman vs. Jessica Lange – and by that I mean the Emmy should belong to Nicole Kidman.”

Jessica Lange, "Feud" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Nicole Kidman, "Big Little Lies" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Robert

Susan Sarandon, "Feud" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Reese Witherspoon, "Big Little Lies" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Lorraine, Robert

Oprah Winfrey, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" Tom, Glenn, Matt, Robert

Viola Davis, "Custody" Tom, Lorraine

Carrie Coon, "Fargo" Glenn, Matt, Lorraine

Michelle Pfeiffer, "Wizard of Lies" Lorraine

Felicity Huffman, "American Crime," Robert