Jumat, 19 Juli 2013

House of Cards joins list of Emmy nominees

This marks the first time shows not aired on broadcast or cable networks were nominated in top categories.

Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey star in Netflix's first TV series House of Cards. (Photo Melinda Sue Gordon Netflix)


House of Cards the political thriller starring Kevin Spacey and streamed on Netflix joined last year's incumbents Breaking Bad Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland and Mad Men as Emmy nominees for best drama series.

Modern Family The Big Bang Theory Girls Louie Veep and the departed 30 Rock were named best comedy contenders.

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This marks the first time that shows not aired on traditional broadcast or cable networks were nominated in the top Emmy categories something of a watershed moment for the awards which in a 2008 rule change made shows distributed over the Internet eligible for TV's top honors. Arrested Development's Jason Bateman also on Netflix and Cards' Spacey and Robin Wright won nominations as lead actors.

We are thrilled beyond belief says Netflix's Ted Sarandos who was behind its original series push and considers the Emmy nods a leveling moment. Change comes very slow but Emmy voters recognized that great television is great television and they didn't pay attention to how it got there.

Netflix which has veered from a DVD by mail service to a streaming giant with 29 million U.S. subscribers has moved heavily into original series this year with budgets matching those for traditional networks and far exceeding those for most other web content.

Spacey who plays conniving congressman Francis Underwood joined Jeff Daniels the embattled anchor in HBO's The Newsroom along with repeat nominees Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Damian Lewis (Homeland). Wright will face off against Homeland's Claire Danes Nashville's Connie Britton Downton's Michelle Dockery Bates Motel's Vera Farmiga Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss and Scandal's Kerry Washington.

In the comedy field Bateman (whose Emmy winning show was canceled by Fox in 2006 but resurrected online in May) joined familar faces Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) Louis C.K. (Louie) Don Cheadle (House of Lies) Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory). Among actresses Laura Dern the star of HBO's canceled series Enlightened joined Girls' Lena Dunham Nurse Jackie's Edie Falco 30 Rock's Tina Fey Veep's Julia Louis Dreyfus last year's winner and Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler. Last year's nominees Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) and Melissa McCarthy (Mike Molly) didn't make the cut. Neither did last year's winners Jon Cryer (lead actor for Two and a Half Men) and supporting actor Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family).

FX miniseries American Horror Story Asylum entered in the movies and miniseries category won the most nominations with 17 in all followed closely by Game of Thrones with 16. Other movie and miniseries nominees were HBO's Behind the Candelabra and Phil Spector History's The Bible Sundance Channel's Top of the Lake (for which Moss was also nominated) and USA's Political Animals. But BBC America's buzzy Orphan Black and its star Tatiana Maslany were left out.

As usual there were plenty of repeat nominees in a medium that depends on long running hits. But Daniels Farmiga and Washington were first timers. And AMC's Mad Men which has dominated the writing honors in recent years won no nominations in that category for a season that some critics saw as underwhelming.

HBO again led the nominees tally with 108 the pay channel's most since 2004 followed by CBS and NBC tied with 53 apiece.

Homeland and Modern Family were the top drama and comedy winners respectively in 2012.

The 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 on CBS with Neil Patrick Harris hosting.


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