Emmy Noms Definitely in the 'Cards': How Netflix Made History
The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards could be the most exciting race in years! Not only did Netflix make history by nabbing a drama series nomination for “House of Cards,” Betty White and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are headed for the TV history books as well.
The “House of Cards” nomination is a game changer; marking the first time an online show has earned a spot in one of the top races.
"It's really groundbreaking," Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix, told the Associated Press. "It's beyond our most bold expectations. We were thinking a single nomination would be a win... It's as much a win for Internet television as it is for the content creators."
The show received nine noms total, with Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright competing in the lead acting categories.
Betty White, 91, also holds a new title: the most senior nominee ever!
“Veep” star Julia Louis Dreyfuss, who received her 14th nod, made history as the most-nominated comedic actress of all time… a title previously held by Lucille Ball!
FX's “American Horror Story: Asylum” received the most nominations, with HBO's “Game of Thrones” close behind with 16, and the Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” with 15.
Among the face-offs this year are “Candelabra” co-stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who played Liberace and lover Scott Thorson in the HBO biopic.