Netflix series "House of Cards" makes Emmy history

The show, only available through the streaming service, is the first of its kind to get a best drama series nod


Lynn Elber
July 18, 2013 5:02PM (UTC)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Netflix series "House of Cards" is making Emmy history.

The political intrigue saga received a best drama series nomination Thursday. It's the first top Emmy nod for a program delivered online, not on TV. The series received a total of nine bids, including acting nominations for stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

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The most Emmy nominations, 17, went to "American Horror Story: Asylum." Close behind was "Game of Thrones" with 16 nods, while "Saturday Night Live" and the Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" earned 15 nominations each.

The Emmys will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and air Sept. 22 on CBS.

Nominations below:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
"Breaking Bad"
"Downton Abbey"
"Game of Thrones"
"Homeland"
"House of Cards"
"Mad Men"

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Damien Lewis, "Homeland"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Connie Britton, "Nashville"
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"
Vera Farmiga, "Bates Motel"
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"
Kerry Washington, "Scandal"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bobby Cannavale, "Boardwalk Empire"
Jonathan Banks, "Breaking Bad"
Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"
Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey"
Peter Dinklage, "Game Of Thrones"
Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Emilia Clarke, "Game Of Thrones"
Morena Baccarin, "Homeland"
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Rupert Friend, "Homeland"
Robert Morse, "Mad Men"
Harry Hamlin, "Mad Men"
Dan Bucatinsky, "Scandal"
Nathan Lane, "The Good Wife"
Michael J. Fox, "The Good Wife"

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Diana Rigg, "Game Of Thrones"
Linda Cardellini, "Mad Men"
Joan Cusack, "Shameless"
Margo Martindale, "The Americans"
Carrie Preston, "The Good Wife"
Jane Fonda, "The Newsroom"

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OUTSTANDING COMEDY
"30 Rock"
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Girls"
"Louie"
"Modern Family"
"Veep"

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Laura Dern, "Enlightened"
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development"
Louis CK, "Louie"
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"

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