Thursday, July 18, 2013

Netflix Earns Historic 14 Emmy Noms For Streaming Programs

Posted By on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 1:30 PM

When Netflix began streaming House of Cards in February, one of the best serial dramas of the year, the big question in Hollywood was: "How would the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences react come Emmy time?"

Thursday morning, the Academy answered with a history-making nine nominations for House of Cards, redefining the television landscape—especially considering that just as many people watch the program via iPad or smartphone. Netflix was also honored with Emmy nominations for Arrested Development and Hemlock Grove. The three Netflix productions received a total of 14 Emmy nods.

The single most-nominated program was FX's American Horror Story: Asylum, with 17 nominations, including best miniseries.

The best drama nominees are: Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards and Mad Men.

The best comedy nominees are 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Girls, Louie, Modern Family and Veep.

Best dramatic actor nominees are Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Damian Lewis (Homeland) and Kevin Spacey (House of Cards).

Best dramatic actress nominees are Claire Danes (Homeland), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Connie Britton (Nashville) and Kerry Washington (Scandal).

Best comedic actor nominees are: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), Louie CK (Louie) and Don Cheadle (House of Lies).

Best comedic actress nominees are: Tina Fey (30 Rock), Laura Dern (Englightened), Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep).

The Emmys will be handed out Sunday, September 22, on CBS.

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