July 18--Welcome to to the party, Netflix
The online streaming service proved that it's ready for its close-up Thursday morning as it made a historic impact on this year's Emmy Award nominations.
Netflix's "House of Cards" and "Arrested Development" became the first online contenders to nab nominations among the major categories, with "Cards" scoring one for Outstanding Drama Series.
The stylish political drama also picked up nominations for Kevin Spacey (Lead Actor) and Robin Wright (Lead Actress).
"Arrested Development," a reboot of the cult favorite that originally aired on Fox, failed to break into the race for Outstanding Comedy Series, but it did score a nomination for Jason Bateman (Lead Actor).
Altogether, Netflix, based in Los Gatos, collected 14 nominations. Its success represents a breakthrough moment for the medium, which once was limited to broadcast fare, before splintering into cable and satellite. Now, programming that you can watch on a laptop, mobile phone or tablet is competing next to the likes of HBO and Showtime.
There have been Internet nominees before, including last year's "Web Therapy," but not in the premier fields of acting and best series.
As for other Emmy developments, the list of nominees was again dominated by returning favorites, including past champs "Mad Men" and "Modern Family." Also receiving plenty of Emmy love, as expected, were "Homeland," "Downton Abbey," and "Breaking
Among the notable breakthroughs were Vera Farmiga, of "Bates Motel," and Kerry Washington of the soapy sensation, "Scandal." Both women will compete in the category for Lead Actress in a Drama.
The long list of snubs included Monica Potter ("Parenthood"), who won raves for her breast cancer story arc this season. "The Good Wife" and its star, Julianna Margulies, also failed to make the cut, as did the sophomore sitcom "New Girl" and its headliner, Zooey Deschanel.
Here's a rundown of contenders for the Emmy Awards, which will be televised by CBS on Sept. 22 (5 p.m., PST):
Outstanding Drama Series
"Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"Downton Abbey" (PBS)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"House of Cards" (Netflix)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom" (HBO)
Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards" (Netflix)
Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Connie Britton, "Nashville" (ABC)
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"
Vera Farmiga, "Bates Motel" (A&E)
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"
Kerry Washington, "Scandal" (ABC)
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bobby Cannavale, "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
Jonathan Banks, "Breaking Bad"
Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"
Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey"
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey
Emilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones"
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"
Morena Baccarin, "Homeland"
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"
Outstanding Comedy Series
"30 Rock" (NBC)
"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jason Bateman, "Arrested Developmeent" (Netflix)
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies" (Showtime)
Louis C.K., "Louie" (FX)
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes" (Showtime)
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Laura Dern, "Enlightened" (HBO)
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation" (NBC)
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory"
Jane Lynch, "Glee" (Fox)
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie"
Jane Krakowski, "30 Rock"
Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Adam Driver, "Girls"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family"
Ed O'Neill, "Modern Family"
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live"
Tony Hale, "Veep"
"The Amazing Race" (CBS)
"Dancing With the Stars" (ABC)
"Project Runway" (Lifetime)
"So You Think You Can Dance" (Fox)
"Top Chef" (Bravo)
"The Voice" (NBC)
Reality Show Host
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"
Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol" (Fox)
Betty White, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (NBC)
"American Horror Story: Asylum" (FX)
"Behind the Candelabra" (HBO)
"The Bible" (History)
"Phil Spector" (HBO)
"Political Animals" (USA)
"Top of the Lake" (Sundance)
Lead Actor, Movie/Miniseries
Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra"
Matt Damon, "Behind the Candelabra
Toby Jones, "The Girl" (HBO)
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: Parade's End" (PBS)
Al Pacino, "Phil Spector"
Lead Actress, Movie/Miniseries
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Laura Linney, "The Big C: Hereafter" (Showtime)
Helen Mirren, "Phil Spector"
Sigourney Weaver, "Political Animals"
Elisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake"
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
"The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
"Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
"Saturday Night Live (NBC)
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