Emmy Awards 2013: 'House of Cards' leads a Netflix breakthrough

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house-of-cards-kevin-spacey-robin-wright-netflix.jpgThe Emmy Awards have embraced the idea that television doesn't just mean commercial networks anymore.

Netflix, which made a big push into original programming last season, scored multiple Emmy nominations for its high-profile series "House of Cards," which is up for best drama series, and "Arrested Development." The broadcast networks once again struggled in the drama categories, although they fared somewhat better on the comedy side.

"American Horror Story: Asylum" scored the most nominations overall with 17, followed by "Game of Thrones" with 16. "House of Cards" pulled in nine noms for Netflix, and "Arrested Development" got three, including one for lead actor Jason Bateman. "Hemlock Grove" also scored a pair of Creative Arts nominations.

"Saturday Night Live" and HBO's movie "Behind the Candelabra" each got 15 nominations, while "30 Rock" was the leading comedy series nominee with 13.

"House of Cards" will compete for best drama with "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," last year's winner "Homeland" and "Mad Men." The best comedy nominees are "30 Rock," "The Big Bang Theory," "Girls," "Louie," defending champ "Modern Family" and "Veep."

Louis C.K. is the individual champion of this year's Emmy nominations, racking up a whopping seven individual nods. He's up for acting, writing and directing on "Louie"; guest-hosting "Saturday Night Live"; and writing, directing and editing his HBO stand-up special "Oh My God." "Louie" and "Oh My God" are also nominated in their respective program categories.
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