House of Cards Snags Historic Emmy Nominations

If you haven’t watched Netflix’s political drama, House of Cards, now is probably a good time for a marathon. The Kevin Spacey-starrer earned an Outstanding Drama Series nomination, joining Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland and Mad Men in the category.

House of Cards is the first online exclusive series to be nominated for one of the two major show categories. Netflix’s continuation of Arrested Development earned acting nominations this year, but the series won Outstanding Comedy in 2004 while still airing on Fox. 

Broadcast comedies The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family and 30 Rock will go up against cable darlings Girls, Louie and VEEP in the Outstanding Comedy Series category

Of the shows nominated in the Drama and Comedy categories, Game of Thrones led with 16 nominations. However, it is FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum—nominated for Outstanding TV Miniseries or Movie—that earned the most nominations with 17.
See the list of the major 2013 Emmy Nominations after the jump!

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

Outstanding Comedy
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family

Outstanding Actress in a Drama
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 Actor in a Drama
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damien Lewis, Homeland
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

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

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy
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 Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Jane Lynch, Glee
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Anna Chlumski, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
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

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama
Margo Martindale, The Americans
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife
Linda Cardellini, Mad Men
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Joan Cusack, Shameless

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama
Nathan Lane, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Rupert Friend, Homeland
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Harry Hamlin, Mad Men
Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy
Molly Shannon, Enlightened
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Melissa Leo, Louie
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
Will Forte, 30 Rock

Outstanding Reality Show Host
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

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

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

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

Lead Actor in a TV 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

Lead Actress in a TV Miniseries or 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 Writing For A Drama Series
Breaking Bad – Dead Freight, Written by George Mastras
Breaking Bad – Say My Name, Written By Thomas Schnauz
Downton Abbey – Episode 4, Written by Julian Fellowes
Game Of Thrones – The Rains Of Castamere, Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Homeland – Q&A, Written by Henry Bromell

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
Episodes – Episode 209, Written by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik
Louie – Daddy's Girlfriend (Part 1), Story & Teleplay by Louis C.K., Story by Pamela Adlon
The Office – Finale, Written by Greg Daniels
30 Rock – Hogcock!, Written by Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock
30 Rock – Last Lunch, Written by Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield

5 Responses

  1. Profile photo of fmat55

    If a Netflix series can be nominated for a primetime Emmy, perhaps a HULU series (OLTL and AMC) can be nominated for a daytime Emmy. Hmmmm.

  2. Profile photo of SoapArmageddon

    I’m very happy for Nurse Jackie, my favorite dramedy of the past couple of years. Three acting nominations!!!!

    One of them for gorgeous Bobby Cannavale who is also nominated for Boardwalk Empire, another favorite of mine.

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