2017 Emmy Awards: Who is likely to nab nominations

"The Handmaid's Tale," "Atlanta" and "This Is Us" will likely be among nominees.

— -- Emmy Award nominations will be announced tomorrow, and Yahoo! TV critic-at-large Ken Tucker expects to see many new shows popping up among the nominees.

"This Is Us" is one of the new shows he has high hopes for and one of few network contenders.

The other show that is sure to score many nods is Hulu's crown jewel, "The Handmaid's Tale."

"It is by far Hulu's most high-profile production yet," he said. "It will get nominated as best drama ... Elisabeth Moss is a shoo-in for best actress," Tucker told ABC News. "It is one of those phenomenons of the Emmys this year."

On the comedy side, he said, perennial favorite "Veep" could get some competition from a "couple insurgents": "Atlanta" on FX and "Master of None" on Netflix.

Anna Chlumsky and Shemar Moore will announce the nominees for the 69th annual Emmy Awards on Thursday starting at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET, and the awards will be broadcast live on Sept. 17.

Here are Tucker's predictions for who will score nominations:

Outstanding drama series

  • "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu)
  • "This Is Us" (NBC)
  • "The Crown" (Netflix)
  • "Stranger Things" (Netflix)
  • "Better Call Saul" (AMC)
  • "Westworld" (HBO)
  • "The Americans" (FX)
  • Tucker said that "Stranger Things" is one of the most viewed shows on Netflix in years, and though science fiction doesn't traditionally do well with Emmy voters, "Westworld" has a star-studded cast that voters can't resist.

    Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

  • Sterling K. Brown ("This Is Us")
  • Bob Odenkirk ("Better Call Saul")
  • Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards")
  • Rami Malek ("Mr. Robot")
  • Matthew Rhys ("The Americans")
  • Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

  • Claire Foy ("The Crown")
  • Elisabeth Moss ("The Handmaid's Tale)
  • Robin Wright ("House of Cards")
  • Christine Baranski ("The Good Fight")
  • Viola Davis ("How to Get Away With Murder")
  • Tucker added that a nomination or snub for Baranski will be a test of whether CBS made the right decision in making "The Good Fight" an online-only show.

    Outstanding comedy series

  • "Veep" (HBO)
  • "Atlanta" (FX)
  • "Master of None" (Netflix)
  • "Black-ish" (ABC)
  • "Transparent" (Amazon)
  • "Silicon Valley" (HBO)
  • "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix)
  • "Insecure," which had a good first season on HBO, could also score a nod, Tucker said.

    Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

  • Donald Glover ("Atlanta")
  • Anthony Anderson ("Black-ish")
  • Jeffrey Tambor ("Transparent")
  • Thomas Middleditch ("Silicon Valley")
  • Hank Azaria ("Brockmire")
  • Ted Danson ("The Good Place")
  • Tucker said that even though Azaria and Danson are in shows that haven't gotten big ratings, they have familiar faces, which Emmy voters like.

    Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep")
  • Tracee Ellis Ross ("Black-ish")
  • Ellie Kemper ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt")
  • Issa Rae ("Insecure")
  • Lily Tomlin or Jane Fonda ("Grace and Frankie")
  • Sarah Jessica Parker ("Divorce")
  • Both of the "Grace and Frankie" stars could score nods, bumping one of the other top contenders, Tucker said.

    Outstanding limited series

  • "Big Little Lies" (HBO)
  • "Feud" (FX)
  • "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (HBO)
  • "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" (Netflix)
  • "Fargo" (FX)
  • Tucker said "Feud" is the show to beat this year, with the "combined star power of Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon," but he also expects "Big Little Lies," led by Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, to get a few nominations.