This dynamic frequently appeared in the supporting acting categories, as though the Academy voters were too lazy to consider the whole casts of all qualifying programmes.
Consider the limited series supporting actress category, which had seven nomination spots filled by actresses from just two programmes:
With 25 nominations, including one for best drama series, HBO's humorous drama Succession topped the list of most nominated shows this year.
The main nominees for the Emmys did include a few new series, with ABC's hit comedy Abbott Elementary receiving seven nominations,
The Emmys even made some history by making Netflix's South Korean smash Squid Game the first non-English language TV series to receive a nomination.
Others who had less success include: For the confusing The Morning Show on Apple TV+, Jennifer Aniston saw co-star Reese Witherspoon win the lone best actress in a drama nomination;
With a total of 25 nominations, "Succession" received the most nominations of any programme. It also received awards for best drama and outstanding lead actor for Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong.
However, this year's Emmy nominations were an unnecessarily small portion of a field that has never produced more deservingly excellent programmes. Here is a summary of the most important lessons
And I'm still perplexed as to how Larry David's HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm received no acting awards while being nominated for best comedy series.