For the most part, though, this year's categories mark a pretty fair representation of TV's best and brightest, while adding drama to the battle that's been brewing to its two foremost bidders for awards prestige.
Simon Quarterman and Thandie Newton on "Westworld".
The Handmaid's Tale was one of the big winners with 20 nominations overall.
Game Of Thrones was the dominant series.
Among the notable first-time nominees: Issa Rae for "Insecure", Darren Criss, Ricky Martin, Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez for "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story", Tiffany Haddish for "Saturday Night Live", Letitia Wright for "Black Museum (Black Mirror)" and John Legend for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert".
Leading the nominations in totals by platform were Netflix (112), leapfrogging last year's leader HBO, which scored 108.
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Other Australians who missed out on nominations included Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development), Hugo Weaving (Patrick Melrose), Elizabeth Debicki (The Tale) and Jim Jefferies (The Jim Jefferies Show).
"GLOW" star Alison Brie wasn't nominated for her work on the Netflix series, in which she plays a struggling actress who joins a TV show focusing on women's wrestling.
"Game of Thrones" may lead the pack with 22 Emmy nods this year, including one for Outstanding Drama Series, but Clarke and Harrington weren't among the recipients. Silicon Valley and Curb Your Enthusiasm grabbed seven and four nominations each.
For lead actor drama, the Television Academy nominated Jason Bateman, "Ozark"; Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright, "Westworld"; Matthew Rhys, "The Americans"; and Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia of "This is Us".