Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Issa Rae and Ricky Martin among Emmys' first-time performer nominees

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister in “Game of Thrones.” (Macall B. Polay / HBO)

Thirty-six actors and actresses earned Primetime Emmy nominations on Thursday for work they did in front of the camera. 

The new performance-category faces include TV veterans, such as late-night host James Corden and “Saturday Night Live” fixtures Aidy Bryant and Kenan Thompson, who all had nominations in off-camera roles in previous years. (Likewise, many of these other first-timers have been Emmy-nominated before for non-performer categories.)

Rising stars Issa Rae (“Insecure”), Tiffany Haddish (“SNL”) and Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) also received recognition, as did Strahovsi’s costar and onscreen husband, Joseph Fiennes.