Four Australian actors have been recognised with Emmy nominations overnight for their work on US television.

WA-raised Judy Davis is nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series for her role as Hedda Hopper in Feud: Bette and Joan.

Nicole Kidman is up for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for her emotional portrayal of an abused wife in Big Little Lies, while Geoffrey Rush got the nod for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for his portrayal of Albert Einstein in Genius.

Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein. Picture: AP

Ben Mendelsohn’s turn as troubled Danny Rayburn in Bloodline has earned him a nod for outstanding guest actor in a drama series; last year he won outstanding supporting actor for the role.

Long-running NBC comedy show Saturday Night Live tied with HBO drama Westworld for the nominations with 22 apiece, followed by Netflix hit Stranger Things and Foxtel’s Feud: Better and Joan on 18 each.

The 69th Emmy Awards will be presented in Los Angeles on September 17 with Stephen Colbert hosting.