While Netflix and HBO battle it out for Emmy supremacy - with the streaming service edging the pay channel in total nominations, the first time anyone's done that this century - voters can take a bow for a slate of nominees that both spread the wealth and mostly got it right, barring a few notable exceptions and oversights.
"We congratulate our creative partners on their unprecedented success today, garnering Netflix a leading 112 nominations", said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.
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.
Its nominated shows include sci-fi drama Stranger Things, fictionalised royal biopic The Crown, comedy GLOW and western Godless. "We look forward to Sept 17th". Its nods included best drama, the category it won in 2015 and 2016. Saturday Night Live and Westworld both grabbed 21 nominations each, while The Handmaid's Tale secured 20 nominations.
While CBS also increased its Emmy nomination tally from 2017, ABC and Fox were down year-to-year.
Donald Glover's "Atlanta" was the top comedy nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of this year's absence of three-time victor "Veep".
There was no broadcast presence in three series acting categories - lead and supporting actress in a drama and supporting actor in a drama.
The short-lived revival of "Roseanne", canceled because of star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet in May, drew only one major nomination: a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf.