And Hulu has a reason to get excited this year, at last.
HBO's newcomer "Westworld" tied NBC's juggernaut "Saturday Night Live" with 22 nominations each, while Netflix's spooky hit "Stranger Things" and FX's docudrama "Feud: Bette and Joan" were close behind with 18.
Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Riz Ahmed, "Girls"; Matthew Rhys, "Girls"; Dave Chapelle, "Saturday Night Live"; Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Saturday Night Live"; Tom Hanks, "Saturday Night Live".
Leading the list was HBO's Westworld, which debuted last fall on HBO with the most-watched first season for an original series in the network's history.
Rather unsurprising for fans of either show, HBO's Westworld and Netflix's Stranger Things are now leading the Emmy nominations for this year.
The Emmys have the tendency to honor the same shows every year - it was big news, in 2016, when The Americans broke into the Best Drama field in its fourth season.
Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale", my favorite thing on television all year, landed 13 nominations, including for drama series and for lead actress, Elisabeth Moss. ABC also has two, in Modern Family and Black-ish.
By contrast, the TV movie category is a bit of a mess, with a pair of subpar HBO entries ("The Wizard of Lies" and "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks") joined by installments of "Black Mirror" and Masterpiece's "Sherlock" as well as NBC's latest Dolly Parton-inspired Christmas movie.
Other success for Netflix include nominations for House of Cards, The Crown, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Masters of None. Who said being middle aged isn't fantastic?! HBO, which has been available over-the-top since 2015 via HBO NOW, leads all networks with a total of 110 nominations, and Netflix is close behind, with a total of 91 nominations.
William H. Macy, star of Shameless, didn't seem to mind the Showtime drop.
Indeed, this Emmys cycle there are a ton of newbees on the list, and, let's be honest, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see The Handmaid's Tale, This Is Us, or Big Little Lies take home the gold for any category in which they're nominated. FX's Fargo and HBO's Big Little Lies nabbed 16 apiece.
It's not always about the networks that gather nominations by the bushelful.