Netflix program "House of Cards" became the first streaming show to be nominated for the top Emmy category, while FX's "American Horror Story" lead all nominations with 17 nods as the 65th Primetime Emmy Award nominees were announced on July 18.
Along with the nod for "House of Cards" for best drama, the streaming series and another Netflix program broke through with nominations in three other major categories, which could usher in a new age for the Emmy Awards. "House of Cards" leads Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are up for best actor and actress in a drama, while "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman is nominated for best actor in a comedy.
Meanwhile, "Homeland" will have every chance to defend the big night the program enjoyed at the 2012 Emmys. Last year, Damian Lewis and Claire Danes of "Homeland" each won best actor and actress in a drama series, respectively, and both are up for the awards again this year. The Showtime series took the big prize in 2012 and is again nominated for best drama.
There were some Emmy rookies in the mix as well. Jeff Daniels got the first Emmy acknowledgement of his decorated career, a nomination for best actor in a drama for HBO's "The Newsroom." And three women in the best actress in a drama category received first-time nominations: "House of Cards" star Wright, Kerry Washington of "Scandal," and Vera Farmiga of "Bates Motel."
Check out the list of nominees in the 10 major categories and vote to tell us which shows and actors should win (Read the full list of nominees here).
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For more Emmy coverage, see the live reaction to the announcements as they were called out by Aaron Paul of "Breaking Bad" and Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris, who was filling in for Kate Mara. Also, check out Emmy reaction chats on July 18 with Globe critic Matthew Gilbert and TV critics from around the country. Matthew Gilbert also offered his opinion on the nominations here. The Emmy Awards will broadcast live Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. on CBS (WBZ).
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