Atlanta leads in comedy series nominations with 16, and RuPaul's Drag Race and The Voice each had 10 nominations to lead in the reality-competition category.
Hulu's A Handmaid's Tale - which won the award for best drama series previous year - earned 20 nods. Interestingly, although James Corden is often nominated as a producer for his CBS late night talk show and his "Carpool Karaoke" specials, he scored a first time performer nomination this year, as well, for "James Corden's Next James Corden", again in the short form actor category.
Netflix's dystopian science-fiction show Black Mirror received seven nods for its USS: Callister episode from Season 4, including Outstanding Television Movie.
The last time there were no freshman dramas in the top category was 2009 when sophomore Mad Men won its second straight best series title.
From HBO hits like "Game of Thrones", "Barry", and "Westworld" to FX's "Atlanta" to Netflix's "Glow", a wide range of shows garnered nominations this year. The 70th Emmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 17 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) on NBC. NBC's Saturday Night Live, with 21 nominations this year, has now been nominated 252 times in its history, a record for any show. It's a steep fall-off from there, although 13 networks or services garnered 10 or more nominations, reflecting the breadth of competition that now characterizes the Emmy race in the age of "peak TV".
Some of TV's biggest stars, as well as headline-grabbing shows, failed to get nominations this year.
Markle's name was submitted for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" for her role as Rachel Zane on "Suits", but the newly-minted royal wasn't nominated. 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.