Actors Samira Wiley (right) and Ryan Eggold speak at the nominations announcement for the 70th Emmy Awards, July 12, 2018, at the Television Academy's Wolf Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif. The Emmy Awards will take place Sept. 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

Actors Samira Wiley (right) and Ryan Eggold speak at the nominations announcement for the 70th Emmy Awards, July 12, 2018, at the Television Academy's Wolf Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif. The Emmy Awards will take place Sept. 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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Samira Wiley (The Handmaid's Tale) and Ryan Eggold (The Black List) announced the Emmy nominations Thursday morning at the Wolf Theater in North Hollywood. 

There was a lot of what you might expect. Netflix led with 112 nominations. But HBO loomed large, with 108 nominations that included 22 for Game of Thrones and 21 for Westworld

And, thank Goodness, there was more than a little of what you did not expect. There are 36 first-time nominees across the categories. Those include series such as GLOW and lead actress in a comedy nominee Issa Rae (Insecure) and nominee for supporting actor in a comedy series Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live). And music superstar John Legend (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert) received a nomination for lead actor in a limited series or movie.

And, there were also those nominated for multiple roles, including Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, Brookly Nine-Nine) and Donald Glover (Atlanta and SNL).

The 70th Emmy Awards will air Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. on NBC. Michael Che and Colin Jost of Saturday Night Live will host.

Some of the nominees (find a full list at emmys.com):

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or a movie: Benedict Cumberbatch, "Patrick Melrose" (Showtime); Jeff Daniels, "The Looming Tower" (Hulu); Darren Criss, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace" (FX); Antonio Banderas, "Genius: Picasso" (National Geographic); John Legend, "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" (NBC); Jesse Plemons, "Black Mirror: USS Callister" (Netflix)

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or a movie: Laura Dern, "The Tale" (HBO); Michelle Dockery, "Godless" (Netflix); Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Cult" (FX); Jessica Biel, "The Sinner" (USA); Edie Falco, "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" (NBC); Regina King, "Seven Seconds" (Netflix)

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series: Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon); Tracee Ellis Ross, "Blackish" (ABC); Allison Janney, "Mom" (CBS); Lily Tomlin, "Grace and Frankie" (Netflix); Pamela Adlon, "Better Things" (FX); Issa Rae, "Insecure" (HBO)

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Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series: Donald Glover, "Atlanta" (FX); Bill Hader, "Barry" (HBO); Anthony Anderson, "Blackish" (ABC); William H. Macy, "Shameless" (Showtime); Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO); Ted Danson, "The Good Place" (NBC)

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series: Sterling K. Brown, "This Is Us" (NBC); Matthew Rhys, "The Americans" (FX); Milo Ventimiglia, "This Is Us" (NBC); Jason Bateman, "Ozark" (Netflix); Jeffrey Wright, "Westworld" (HBO); Ed Harris, "Westworld" (HBO)

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series: Elisabeth Moss, "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu); Keri Russell, "The Americans" (FX); Sandra Oh, "Killing Eve" (BBC America); Claire Foy, "The Crown" (Netflix); Evan Rachel Wood, "Westworld" (HBO); Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black" (BBC America)

Outstanding reality-competition program: "RuPaul's Drag Race" (Logo); "The Voice" (NBC); "The Amazing Race" (CBS); "Top Chef" (Bravo); "Project Runway" (Lifetime); "American Ninja Warrior" (NBC)

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Outstanding variety sketch series: "Saturday Night Live" (NBC); "Portlandia" (IFC); "Drunk History" (Comedy Central); "Tracey Ullman's Show" (HBO); "I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman" (Hulu); "At Home with Amy Sedaris" (truTV)

Outstanding variety talk series: "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" (HBO); "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" (CBS); "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" (TBS); "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC); "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (CBS); "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" (Comedy Central)

Outstanding limited series: "The Assassination of Gianni Versace" (FX); "Godless" (Netflix); "Patrick Melrose" (Showtime); "The Alienist" (TNT); "Genius: Picasso" (National Geographic)

Outstanding comedy series: "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon); "Blackish" (ABC); "GLOW" (Netflix); "Atlanta" (FX); "Barry" (HBO); "Silicon Valley" (HBO); "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO); "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix)

Outstanding drama series: "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu); "Game of Thrones" (HBO); "Stranger Things" (Netflix); "The Americans" (FX); "This Is Us" (NBC); "The Crown" (Netflix); "Westworld" (HBO)

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Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series: Ann Dowd, "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu); Millie Bobby Brown, "Stranger Things" (Netflix); Thandie Newton, "Westworld" (HBO); Alexis Bledel, "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu); Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones" (HBO); Yvonne Strahovski, "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu); Vanessa Kirby, "The Crown" (Netflix)

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series: David Harbour, "Stranger Things" (Netflix); Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones" (HBO); Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland" (Showtime); Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, "Game of Thrones" (HBO); Joseph Fiennes, "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu); Matt Smith, "The Crown" (Netflix)

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series: Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC); Aidy Bryant, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC); Leslie Jones, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC); Alex Borstein, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon); Megan Mullally, "Will and Grace" (NBC); Laurie Metcalf, "Roseanne" (ABC); Betty Gilpin, "GLOW" (Netflix); Zazie Beetz, "Atlanta" (FX)

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series: Tony Shalhoub, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon); Tituss Burgess, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix); Louie Anderson, "Baskets" (FX); Alec Baldwin, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC); Brian Tyree Henry, "Atlanta" (FX); Henry Winkler, "Barry" (Netflix); Kenan Thompson, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

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Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or a movie: Penelope Cruz, "Assassination of Gianni Versace" (FX); Merritt Wever, "Godless" (Netflix); Judith Light, "Assassination of Gianni Versace" (FX); Sara Bareilles, "Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert" (NBC); Adina Porter, "American Horror Story: Cult" (FX); Letitia Wright, "Black Mirror: Black Museum" (Netflix)

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or a movie: Jeff Daniels, "Godless" (Netflix); Edgar Ramrez, "Assassination of Gianni Versace" (FX); Ricky Martin, "Assassination of Gianni Versace" (FX); Michael Stuhlbarg, "The Looming Tower" (Hulu); Brandon Victor Dixon, "Jesus Christ Superstar" (NBC); John Leguizamo, "Waco" (Paramount Networks); Finn Wittrock, "Assassination of Gianni Versace" (FX)

Outstanding TV movie: "The Tale" (HBO); "USS Callister: Black Mirror" (Netflix); "Paterno" (HBO); "Fahrenheit 451" (HBO); "Flint" (Vice)

Outstanding reality host: RuPaul Charles, "RuPaul's Drag Race" (Logo); Jane Lynch, "Hollywood Game Night" (NBC); Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, "Project Runway" (Lifetime); Ellen DeGeneres, "Ellen's Game of Games" (NBC); W. Kamau Bell, "United Shades of America" (CNN)

Nominee list via Wire Reports

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