Notable Nominations: Netflix Makes Emmys History


Netflix has been a game changer for movies since it hit the scene and broke ground when it debuted its own native TV shows. Now the on-demand streaming service has made history thanks to its nine Emmy nods for House of Cards and the cult-favorite Arrested Development. While it didn’t have the most nominations – HBO is still the channel to beat – it has changed the landscape of what we know as Television. Shows like American Horror Story: Asylum, Games of Thrones, and SNL raked in 17, 16, and 15 nods each, placing them at the top of the heap. With so much to sift through, take a look at some of the nomination highlights below:

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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Vera Farmiga | Bates Motel
Michelle Dockery | Downton Abbey
Claire Danes | Homeland
Robin Wright | House of Cards
Elisabeth Moss | Mad Men
Connie Britton | Nashville
Kerry Washington | Scandal

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Bryan Cranston | Breaking Bad
Hugh Bonneville | Downton Abbey
Damian Lweis | Homeland
Kevin Spacey | House of Cards
Jon Hamm | Mad Men
Jeff Daniels | The Newsroom

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Anna Gunn | Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith | Downton Abbey
Emilia Clarke | Game of Thrones
Morena Baccarin | Homeland
Christina Hendricks | Mad Men
Christine Baranski | The Good Wife

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
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 Comedy Series:
30 Rock
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Tina Fey | 30 Rock
Laura Dern | Enlightened
Lena Dunham | Girls
Edie Falco | Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler | Parks and Recreation
Julia Louis-Dreyfus | Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Alec Baldwin | 30 Rock
Jason Bateman | Arrested Development
Matt LeBlanc | Episodes
Don Cheadle | House of Lies
Louis C.K. | Louie
Jim Parsons | The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Jane Krakowski | 30 Rock
Jane Lynch | Glee
Sofia Vergara | Modern Family
Julie Bowen | Modern Family
Merritt Wever | Nurse Jackie
Mayim Bialik | The Big Bang Theory
Anna Chlumsky | Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Adam Driver | Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson | Modern Family
Ed O’Neil | Modern Family
Ty Burrell | Modern Family
Bill Hader | Saturday Night Live
Tony Hale | Veep

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