As well as picking up nominations in many technical categories, Game of Thrones' acting talents have also been acknowledged with Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, shortlisted for Supporting Actress in a Drama Serious.
Coster-Waldau was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series.
Meanwhile, the platform breakdown saw streaming giant Netflix oust premium cable channel HBO from the top of the nominations tally.More news: Instagram Model Captures Moment A Shark Bit Her Arm
HBO's Game of Thrones is closely followed by dystopian sci-fi series The Handmaid's Tale, which gained 20 nominations and won top drama past year.
Comedy series: Atlanta; Barry; Black-ish; Curb Your Enthusiasm; GLOW; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Silicon Valley; and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Donald Glover's "Atlanta" was the top comedy nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of this year's absence of three-time victor "Veep".
"The Handmaid's Tale" actress Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold, who is set to star in the new NBC drama "New Amsterdam", will be on-hand in North Hollywood to help the Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington make the announcements beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET.
CNN's "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown", received a nomination in the category for best information series or special, which also includes shows with Leah Remini and David Letterman.