Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma boasted about this year's Emmy nominations, claiming a record volume of TV output and high-quality shows.
This happened repeatedly in supporting acting categories, as if academy voters didn't care about whole casts.
Experts have worried for years that TV academy voters haven't seen enough prospective Emmy contenders and winners.
HBO's comedy Succession received 25 nominations, including best drama series.
Ted Lasso and The White Lotus each have 20 nominations; being the most-nominated comedy, Ted Lasso has six candidates for best supporting actor and actress in a comedy.
The Emmys created history by nominating Squid Game, Netflix's South Korean smash, for outstanding drama series.
Rachael Brosnahan, Tony Shaloub, and Alex Borstein are nominated for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
This year there are 25 non-white acting candidates, compared to 41 last year.
Black-ish and This Is Us didn't receive substantial Emmy nods for their series finales.
Rhea Seehorn's nomination for best supporting actress in a drama was great to see.