It was among HBO's 108 nominations. Team TVLine already weighed in with its dream Emmy nominees, but time will tell whether any of our picks actually get the love they deserve. He is also nominated for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for "Saturday Night Live".
Lead actress drama takes last year's victor Elisabeth Moss for "The Handmaid's Tale" with Claire Foy, "The Crown"; Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"; Sandra Oh, "Killing Eve"; Keri Russell, "The Americans"; and Evan Rachel Wood for "Westworld". The Rock's Ballers on HBO was nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series.
The "This is Us" star, who plays mom Rebecca Pearson on the hit NBC tearjerker, wasn't among the names included in the "Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series" category.
HBO has led the nominations for the last 17 years.
And during Thursday's 2018 Emmy nominations announcement, it was revealed that it's been nominated for 22 more, including Best Drama Series, Best Directing for a Drama Series and Best Writing for a Drama Series.
"Game of Thrones" was out of the running in 2017 because the show aired later than usual.
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Lead actress in a drama series: Claire Foy (The Crown); Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black); Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale); Sandra Oh (Killing Eve); Keri Russell (The Americans) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld).
The top comedy nominee is Donald Glover's Atlanta, with 16.
It comes as fellow Australian actresses Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts failed to receive any Emmy nominations for their recent TV performances.
The 70th annual Primetime Emmys will air September 17 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.