Meanwhile, the platform breakdown saw streaming giant Netflix oust premium cable channel HBO from the top of the nominations tally. To its credit, though, HBO did receive the nothing-to-snuff-at sum of 108 noms this year, down from last year's 111. Trailing were broadcaster NBC with 78 nominees and cable network FX with 50. With his seventh nom, Dinklage became the most nominated person ever in the category.
Donald Glover's "Atlanta" was the top comedy nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of this year's absence of three-time victor "Veep".
The streamer's historical limited series, "The Looming Tower", on the other hand, picked up four nominations, including Jeff Daniels for lead actor in a limited series or movie, casting, directing (Craig Zisk), and supporting actor in a limited series or movie (Michael Stuhlbarg). These shows and performances absolutely deserved a little recognition.
The show about noble families vying for the Iron Throne faces tough competition from perennial favorite comedy sketch show "Saturday Night Live" and HBO stablemate "Westworld" with 21 nominations each.
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Alison Brie was also a notable oversight for her standout work in "GLOW", the Netflix period female-wrestling comedy, as was "Modern Family", although after its glittering streak of Emmy nominations, it's hard to fault anyone for concluding the ABC sitcom's best days are behind it, especially with so many worthy newcomers to accommodate.
Read on for a look at some of those who didn't make the cut.
The drama missed the awards in 2017 because of its production schedule but this year's nominations include nods for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage.