"Game of Thrones" roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday's nominations with 22 bids. HBO's fantasy saga is a two-time best drama winner that sat out the last year's awards.

It's returning to face formidable competition: "The Handmaid's Tale," the dystopian sci-fi series that claimed top drama honors last year, drew 20 bids, with "Westworld" close by with 21.

Donald Glover's "Atlanta" is the top comedy with 16 bids. It will face newcomers including "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and "Barry," starring Bill Hader.

The revival of "Roseanne," canceled because of star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, drew only one major nomination, a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf.

"Saturday Night Live," riding high with its relentless pillorying of the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nods.

The previous high for "Game of Thrones" was 24 nominations in 2015. It got 23 nods in 2016 but wasn't eligible last year.

Netflix is the network received 112 nominations this year, up from 91 last year. Its nominations were spread around numerous shows, including "Stranger Things," ''The Crown," ''GLOW" and "Godless."

The Emmys ceremony airs Sept. 17 on NBC with Colin Jost and Michael Che of "Saturday Night Live" as hosts.

Here are the nominations for the major categories of 70th Emmy Awards:

Outstanding drama series
"The Americans"
"The Crown"
"Game of Thrones"
"The Handmaid's Tale"
"Stranger Things"
"This Is Us"
"Westworld"

Outstanding comedy series
"Atlanta"
"Barry"
"black-ish"
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
"GLOW"
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
"Silicon Valley"
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

Lead actor in a comedy series
Anthony Anderson, "black-ish"
Ted Danson, "The Good Place"
Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Donald Glover, "Atlanta"
Bill Hader, "Barry"
William H. Macy, "Shameless"

Lead actress in a comedy series
Pamela Adlon, "Better Things"
Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
Allison Janney, "Mom"
Issa Rae, "Insecure"
Tracee Ellis Ross, "black-ish"
Lily Tomlin, "Grace and Frankie"

Lead actor in a drama series
Jason Bateman, "Ozark"
Sterling K. Brown, "This Is Us"
Ed Harris, "Westworld"
Matthew Rhys, "The Americans"
Milo Ventimiglia, "This Is Us"
Jeffrey Wright, "Westworld"

Lead actress in a drama series
Claire Foy, "The Crown"
Elisabeth Moss, "The Handmaid's Tale"
Sandra Oh, "Killing Eve"
Keri Russell, "The Americans"
Evan Rachel Wood, "Westworld"

Reality competition program
"The Amazing Race"
"American Ninja Warrior"
"RuPaul's Drag Race"
"Top Chef"
"The Voice"

Variety sketch series
"At Home With Amy Sedaris"
"Drunk History"
"I Love You America"
"Portlandia"
"Saturday Night Live"
"Tracy Ullman Show"

Variety talk
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
"Full Frontal with Samantha Bee"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
"Last Week Tonight"
"Late Late Show With James Corden"
"Late Show With Stephen Colbert"

Limited series
"The Alienist"
"The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"
"Genius: Picasso"
"Godless"
"Patrick Melrose"

Lead actor in a limited series or movie
Antonio Banderas, "Genius: Picasso"
Darren Criss, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Patrick Melrose"
Jeff Daniels, "Looming Tower"
John Legend, "Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert"
Jesse Plemons, "U.S.S. Callister (Black Mirror)"

Lead actress in a limited series or movie
Jessica Biel, "The Sinner"
Laura Dern, "The Tale"
Michelle Dockery, "Godless"
Edie Falco, "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders"
Regina King, "Seven Seconds"
Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Cult"

(The Associated Press, CBS News contributed to this report.)