'House of Cards,' 'Asylum,' 'Game of Thrones' lead Emmy nominations
Network television was dealt a serious blow on Thursday, because the Netflix series House of Cards became the first web series to get a primetime Emmy nomination, CBS reports. It got nine, in fact, including best drama series and best acting chances for Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. How many it's going to win is another story.
American Horror Story: Asylum came in with a whopping 17 nominations, which is pretty good for a series that wasn't as good in its sophomore years. Game of Thrones snared 16 looks, and Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra scored 15, matched by Saturday Night Live. Thank goodness broadcast TV factored in somewhere.
Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris both announced the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards nominees Thursday morning, and both got categories of their own: supporting actor in a drama for Paula and awards show hosting for Harris at the Tonys. Harris replaced House of Cards' Kate Mara, who was going to announce them with Paul but was stuck in Santa Fe, N.M., after plane trouble.
Best drama hopefuls joining House of Cards and Game of Thrones are Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Mad Men and Homeland. On the comedy side, The Big Bang Theory, Girls, Louie, Modern Family, Veep and 30 Rock are competing.
There's not enough room or interest to name all the billions of nominees here, but you can read them at Emmys.com. The awards ceremony will air Sept. 22 on CBS.