Emmy best dramas
You can catch up on Emmy-nominated series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “This Is Us” and “Westworld” online, but they’re not all available in the same place. Hulu, NBC, HBO

It’s time for the Emmys, but it’s unlikely you’ve watched every nominated show. With hundreds of scripted shows on the air, even avid TV fans are likely behind on a few. So let’s look at where you should go to catch up on the best dramas nominees.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” — The dystopian series based on Margaret Atwood’s book was made for Hulu, so don’t expect to find it anywhere else. With 13 nominations, it’s safe to say that it’s worth the price tag.

While Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley and Ann Dowd will have to wait until Sunday night to find out if they won, Alexis Bledel won her Emmy for her guest spot during the Creative Arts Emmys last week. “Handmaid’s Tale” also scored wins in the production design and cinematography categories. Expect the show to pick up more statues during the Primetime Emmys.

“This Is Us” — The family drama has not been added to Netflix yet, but the streaming giant isn’t the only place to find recent TV. All 18 episodes of “This Is Us” Season 1 are available on Hulu. However, if you are already a cable subscriber, you can use your log in information to unlock the episodes on NBC’s website.

Dr. K actor Gerald McRaney already picked up an Emmy for best guest actor, but nearly all of the other cast members have to wait until Sunday night. Chrissy Metz, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown and Ron Cephas Jones are all nominated. Overall, the drama has 10 nominations.

“The Crown” — Netflix reportedly spent over $100 million on this series about Queen Elizabeth II, so don’t expect it to air anywhere else. In addition to being an outstanding drama series nominee, the Netflix drama has 12 other nominations.

At the Creative Arts Emmys, “The Crown” won in the production design for a narrative period program and period costumes categories. Claire Foy and John Lithgow will have to wait until Sunday night to learn if they won in their categories.

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Emmy nominee “The Crown” is only available on Netflix. Netflix

“Stranger Things” — Viewers can’t watch the mysterious series without a subscription. Season 1 of the hit, which follows what happens after a 12-year-old boy goes missing in 1983, is available only on Netflix.

The hit drama scored 18 nominations for its first season, and it won in five categories last week. “Stranger Things” picked up Creative Arts Emmys for casting, main title design, theme music, sound editing and single camera picture editing.

“Westworld” — This sci-fi drama about a futuristic amusement park with robotic hosts has 22 nominations, the most for any series. However, only HBO subscribers can see it. If you subscribe through your cable provider, you can watch On Demand and on HBO Go. Those who just want to watch through the computer can sign up for HBO Now.

At the Creative Arts Emmys, “Westworld” scored five statues for sound mixing, visual effects, interactive media, hairstyling and makeup. It’s safe to say they’ll likely hit the stage again at the Primetime ceremony.

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Catch up on “Better Call Saul,” which is nominated for best drama at the 2017 Emmys, on Netflix. AMC

“Better Call Saul” — The “Breaking Bad” spinoff is only available for streaming on Netflix. Unfortunately, only the first two seasons are currently available. The third season will likely hit the platform sometime next year before Season 4 starts.

It’s also one of just two shows in the drama category that are veterans. “Better Call Saul” and “House of Cards” are the only returning shows up for best drama. “Saul” has nine nominations this year, but it didn’t pick up any Emmy gold at the Creative Arts ceremony.

“House of Cards” — If you somehow haven’t heard, “House of Cards” is on Netflix. The political drama is in its fifth season and has garnered over 50 nominations through the years.

This year, the show is up for 7 statues, and it already won one. The show earned best music composition for a series (original dramatic score) last week. This week, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Michael Kelly will find out if they won in their respective acting categories.

To find out which of these series will win best drama, tune in to the 2017 Primetime Emmys on Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT on CBS.