That's up more than 20 from 2017, when it scored 91 nominations. The premium-cable pioneer managed to match its previous performance despite the absence of perennial Emmy powerhouse Veep, which scored 17 nods a year ago.
Last year's Outstanding Drama Series victor The Handmaid's Tale will look to defend its title from Game of Thrones, which is returning to eligibility this year after arriving too late in 2017 to compete in last year's Emmys. And HBO's "Barry" made a significant mark on the comedy voting, where Donald Glover's "Atlanta" led the way, in a field thrown wide open by the absence of three-time champ "Veep" from this year's list of contenders.
Just five years after launching its first original series, Netflix racked up the most 2018 Emmy nominations on Thursday, ending HBO's 17-year reign as the Television Academy's most celebrated network.
Excitingly, four out of the seven nominees in the Outstanding Drama category, which arguably offers one of the biggest prizes of the night, are genre shows: Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Westworld, and The Handmaid's Tale. Others in the category include "black-ish", "Silicon Valley", "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt".
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".
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.
The 70th annual Primetime Emmys will air September 17 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
"Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" was also showered with praise, as was "The Handmaid's Tale's" supporting cast, coming off a just-concluded second season that gave them an opportunity to shine.