And HBO's "Barry" made a significant mark on the comedy voting, where Donald Glover's "Atlanta" led the way, in a field thrown wide open by the absence of three-time champ "Veep" from this year's list of contenders.
It was a very strong freshman class, and all five shows are back this year.
For the first time in 17 years, HBO didn't take the crown for the most nominations of any platform, and to rub salt in the wound, it was a streaming service that took its place. Its nods included best drama, the category it won in 2015 and 2016. Brown is also nominated for comedy series guest actor for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine". The fantasy drama, meanwhile, leads the Emmys with 22 nominations to The Handmaid's Tale's 20 - which includes an Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series nom for Canadian Kari Skogland.
HBO is no piker: It claimed 108 bids. Singer John Legend has the potential to complete the EGOT (winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award) with his nomination for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live". Dinklage has been nominated in this category for every single season of Game of Thrones (he's won twice, for her work on seasons 1 and 5), bringing his grand total of nods to seven.
"I feel tremendous gratitude and joy with this nomination" and am "thrilled" for the show's cast and crew, Oh said in a statement.
But the scandal appeared not to have tainted much-admired Tony victor and Oscar nominee Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne's sister Jackie in the show, who picked up her eighth nomination.
Ozark's Jason Bateman received a nomination for best actor and director in a drama series, and Black Mirror's "USS Callister" was nominated for Best Television Movie.