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2013 Emmy Nominations: Netflix and ‘House of Cards’ Have Officially Entered the Fray


The 2013 Emmy nominations have arrived and at first glance, it’s more of the same. Of course ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Homeland‘ and ‘Downton Abbey‘ seem to be dominating the drama category! Of course ‘30 Rock,’ ‘Louie‘ and ‘Veep‘ are contenders in the comedy category! However, the big surprise with this year’s nominations is that one of the most nominated shows wasn’t even on TV at all.

Netflix’s ‘House of Cards‘ stood toe-to-toe with the big players, taking the spot usually reserved for HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire.’ In addition to being nominated for Best Drama series, the online-only show also grabbed nods for both of its leading performances, editing, cinematography, music and writing. Netflix’s other big show, the revived ‘Arrested Development,’ didn’t do quite as well, but you don’t shrug off a major acting nomination and a handful of technical nods.

Nominations we’re happy to see: Elisabeth Moss, nominated twice for ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Top of the Lake.’ The great Jonathan Banks, being honored for his incredible work on ‘Breaking Bad.’ Louis C.K. continuing to get props for his experimental and fresh work on ‘Louie.’ Emilia Clarke joining Peter Dinklage as a nominated actor for ‘Game of Thrones.’

Check out the major nominations below. What do you think? What got snubbed? What are you happy for? You can check out the rest of the nominations right here.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, ‘Breaking Bad’
Hugh Bonneville, ‘Downton Abbey’
Damian Lewis, ‘Homeland’
Kevin Spacey, ‘House of Cards’
Jon Hamm, ‘Mad Men’
Jeff Daniel, ‘The Newsroom’

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Vera Farmiga, ‘Bates Motel’
MIchelle Dockery, ‘Downton Abbey’
Claire Danes, ‘Homeland’
Robin Wright, ‘House of Cards’
Elizabeth Moss, ‘Mad Men’
Connie Britton, ‘Nashville’
Kerry Washington, ‘Scandal’

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a 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 a Movie
Jessica Lange, ‘American Horror Story: Asylum’
Laura Linney, ‘The Big C: Hereafter’
Helen Mirren, ‘Phil Spector’
Sigourney Weaver, ‘Political Animals’
Elisabeth Moss, ‘Top of the Lake’

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jason Bateman, ‘Arrested Development’
Jim Parsons, ‘The Big Bang Theory’
Matt LeBlanc, ‘Episodes’
Don Cheadle, ‘House of Lies’
Louis C.K., ‘Louie’
Alec Baldwin, ’30 Rock’

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Laura Dern, ‘Enlightened’
Lena Dunham, ‘Girls’
Edie Falco, ‘Nurse Jackie’
Amy Poehler, ‘Parks and Recreation’
Tina Fey, ’30 Rock’
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, ‘Veep’

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
‘The Amazing Race’
‘Dancing With the Stars’
‘Project Runway’
‘So You Think You Can Dance’
‘Top Chef’
‘The Voice’

Outstanding Variety Series
‘The Colbert Report’
‘The Daily Show With Jon Stewart’
‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’
‘Real Time With Bill Maher’
‘Saturday Night Live’

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
‘American Horror Story: Asylum’
‘Behind the Candelabra’
‘The Bible’
‘Phil Spector’
‘Political Animals’
‘Top of The Lake’

Outstanding Comedy Series
‘The Big Bang Theory’
‘Modern Family’
’30 Rock’

Outstanding Drama Series
‘Breaking Bad’
‘Downton Abbey’
‘Game of Thrones’
‘House of Cards’
Mad Men’

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
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 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’

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