A little bit of television history was made today as Netflix’s “House of Cards” became the first online show to earn an Emmy nomination in the best drama series category. The show did remarkably well, receiving nine nominations in total by the time the nominations were through.
Netflix should be very proud of its original series as the political saga received a best drama series nomination earlier today. Never before has an online series received a chance to take top-prize at the awards show. ‘House of Cards’ walks away today with 9 nods in total, including acting nominations for Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
“American Horror Story: Asylum.” took home the most Emmy nominations, 17, in total. Fan favorite “Game of Thrones” left with 16 nods, while “Saturday Night Live” and the Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” earned 15 nominations each, both impressive numbers.
Lead actor in a drama nods went to Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey,” Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad,” Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom,” John Hamm, “Mad Men,” Damian Lewis, “Homeland,” and Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards.” The lead actress in a drama nominees were: Connie Britton, “Nashville,” Claire Danes, “Homeland,” Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey,” Elizabeth Moss, “Mad Men,” Kerry Washington, “Scandal” and Robin Wright, “House of Cards.” Neil Patrick Harris and “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul announced the nominees earlier today.
Outstanding drama series

  • “Breaking Bad”
  • “Downton Abbey”
  • “Game of Thrones”
  • “Homeland”
  • “House of Cards”
  • “Mad Men”

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

  • 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”

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

  • Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”
  • Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
  • Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
  • Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
  • Damian Lewis, “Homeland”
  • Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Outstanding comedy series

  • “Big Bang Theory”
  • “Girls”
  • “Louie”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “Veep”
  • “30 Rock”

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

  • Laura Dern, “Enlightened”
  • Lena Dunham, “Girls”
  • Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
  • Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
  • Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

  • 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”

Outstanding miniseries or movie

  • “American Horror Story: Asylum”
  • “Behind the Candelabra”
  • “The Bible”
  • “Top of the Lake”
  • “Phil Spector”
  • “Political Animals”

Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie

  • Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”
  • Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”
  • Toby Jones, “The Girl”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “Parade’s End”
  • Al Pacino, “Phil Spector”

Outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie

  • Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Laura Linney, “The Big C”
  • Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
  • Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”
  • Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”

Outstanding reality competition program

  • “The Amazing Race”
  • “Dancing With the Stars”
  • “Project Runway”
  • “So You Think You Can Dance”
  • Top Chef”
  • “The Voice”

Outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program

  • Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol”
  • Betty White, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers”
  • Tom Bergeron, “Dancing with the Stars”
  • Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, “Project Runway”
  • Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance”
  • Anthony Bourdain, “The Taste”

For every category head to Emmys.com, Neil Patrick Harris will once again host the Emmys, airing on September 22 on CBS.