WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 —The 65th Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced this morning and there are more than a few surprises. Netflix’s “House of Cards” just became the first online-only program to be nominated for top Emmy awards. The show received nine nominations, including best actor in a drama for both Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey.
HBO received 81 Primetime Emmy nominations, the most of any network for the 12th year in a row, and upstart Netflix received 14. The most Emmy nominations, 17, went to “American Horror Story: Asylum.” “Game of Thrones” received 16 nods, while “Saturday Night Live” and the Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” earned 15 nominations each, including nods for stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.
Also worth noting is the fact that all the major broadcast networks were absent in the “Best Drama” category as well as “Best Actor in a Drama Series.” HBO and AMC both received two nominations in the “Best Drama” category.
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Sept. 22 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.
Below is a list of the major category nominations. A complete list of all categories can be found here on the Emmy homepage.
Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Lena Dunham, Girls
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
Top of the Lake
Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Dancing with the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Show
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
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