LOS ANGELES — “Game of Thrones” roared back onto the Emmy Award battlefield, topping Thursday’s nominations with 22 bids but with a formidable opponent in last year’s winner, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” while a streaming platform made history by earning the most bids for the first time.

Netflix’s 112 nominations took away the front-runner title that HBO held since 2001, giving cable and broadcast TV more reason to fear their future in viewers as well as honors. HBO is no piker: It claimed 108 bids.

“Game of Thrones” helped boost the premium cable service’s total and became the most-nominated series of all time, with its 129 nods topping the 124 nominations earned by “ER.”

Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” was the top comedy series nominee the with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of the absence this time around of three-time winner “Veep.” ”Atlanta” will face newcomers including “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” ”Glow” and “Barry.” Others in the category include “black’ish,” ”Silicon Valley,” ”Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

The newbie comedies aced out long-time Emmy favorite “Modern Family,” a five-time winner and perennial nominee since it debuted in 2009 on ABC. Its absence leaves just one network contender for best comedy, ABC’s “black-ish,” which also earned nods for Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, who noted his urban California roots.

“Being a kid from Compton, one could only dream of moments like this, so it’s truly a humbling experience right now,” Anderson said.

The short-lived revival of “Roseanne,” canceled because of star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet, drew only one major nomination, a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf. Another revival, “Will & Grace,” got Emmy love for nominees Megan Mullally and Molly Shannon but the main stars and series itself were snubbed.

“Killing Eve” star Sandra Oh made history of her own, becoming the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated for lead acting honors in a drama series. Oh had earned five supporting bids for “Grey’s Anatomy.”

The TV industry has made recent strides toward inclusion, with Glover and Sterling K. Brown of “This Is Us” winning top acting awards last year and both nominated again.

“I think we’re all happy with the direction we’re going. This is the most diverse class of performer nominees we’ve had — we’re almost up to a third, which is fantastic,” Maury McIntyre, TV academy president. “There’s still a lot of work to be done in terms of gender” and with behind-the-camera jobs, he said.

CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” received a nomination in the category for best information series or special, which also includes shows with Leah Remini and David Letterman. The show featuring chef-writer Bourdain, who died in early June, has won four Emmys.

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.”

If Legend wins, he’ll join the rarified club of “EGOT” performers who’ve won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

“Saturday Night Live,” riding high with its relentless pillorying of the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nods.

HBO’s fantasy dragons-and-swords saga is a two-time best drama winner that sat out the last year’s awards because of its production schedule. Although it’s up for top series honors, it drew only three supporting actor bids for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage.

“The Handmaid’s Tale,” the dystopian sci-fi series based on Margaret Atwood’s novel, drew 20 bids, including one for last year’s best actress winner, Elisabeth Moss, and supporting bids for Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski and Joseph Fiennes.

“The reaction is beyond what you hoped, but in some ways it’s a testament to the alchemy that comes from a lot of people working together and putting their best work into it,” said “Handmaid’s” series executive producer Bruce Miller. “Everybody from the composer to the makeup people to everyone, so it’s such a team effort. That’s the wonderful thing about being recognized.

Other drama series contenders are “Westworld,” with an impressive 21 nods; “The Americans,” nominated for its final season and with nods for stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys; “The Crown,” ”Stranger Things” and “This Is Us” from NBC, the only broadcast show to make the cut.

Shawn Levy, a producer of “Stranger Things,” got the good news after landing in New York following weeks of directing season three episodes in Georgia.

“We not only faced the burden of expectation given the show’s popularity, but we did want to top ourselves, we did not want to repeat ourselves,” he said. “Our deepest fear was complacency.”

Competing with Moss, Oh and Russell for lead drama actress are Claire Foy for “The Crown,” Tatiana Maslay of “Orphan Black” and Evan Rachel Wood of “Westworld.”

Rhys and Brown will be up against Brown’s castmate Milo Ventimiglia, along with Jason Bateman for “Ozark” and Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright for “Westworld.” Brown is also nominated for comedy series guest actor for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

Glover and Anderson’s competitors for best comedy series actor are Ted Danson for “The Good Place,” Larry David for “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” William H. Macy for “Shameless” and Bill Hader for “Barry.”

“It’s truly an honor to be nominated, and especially nice not to be the oldest person in the category. Thanks, Larry,” Danson joked in a statement.

Actresses competing for top comedy honors are getting a break with the temporary absence of six-time” ”Veep” winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Besides Rae and Ross, the nominees are Rachel Brosnahan for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Allison Janney for “Mom,” Pamela Adlon for “Better Things” and Lily Tomlin for “Grace and Frankie.”

The Emmys ceremony airs Sept. 17 on NBC with Colin Jost and Michael Che of “Saturday Night Live” as hosts.

Three notable first-time nominees: Issa Rae for “Insecure,” Ricky Martin for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” and John Legend for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.” If Legend wins, he’ll join the rarified club of “EGOT” performers who’ve won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

“Saturday Night Live,” riding high with its relentless pillorying of the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nods.

HBO’s fantasy dragons-and-swords saga is a two-time best drama winner that sat out last year’s awards because of its production schedule. Although it’s up for top series honors, it drew only three supporting actor bids for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage.

“The Handmaid’s Tale,” the dystopian sci-fi series that claimed top drama honors last year, drew 20 bids, including one for last year’s best actress winner, Elisabeth Moss, and supporting bids for Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski and Joseph Fiennes.

The Emmys ceremony airs Sept. 17 on NBC with Colin Jost and Michael Che of “Saturday Night Live” as hosts.

The Emmy Awards air on Monday, Sept. 17, on NBC, hosted by “Saturday Night Live” stars Michael Che and Colin Jost.

Nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 Ramírez, “Assassination of Gianni Versace” (FX)

Ricky Martin, “Assassination of Gianni Versace” (FX)

Michael Stuhlbarg, “The Looming Tower”

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)