Netflix snags 14 primetime Emmy nominations, mostly for House of Cards

Netflix's push into original content has received its latest positive feedback from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, netting 14 nominations for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Most of those went to standout series House of Cards, which was nominated for Most Outstanding Drama, with Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright nominated for outstanding lead actor and actress awards. The fourth season of Arrested Development also received recognition with three nominations, while Hemlock Grove is on the list for two. Netflix will need to launch a few more hits if it wants to pass other players in the entertainment space (HBO's Game of Thrones received 16 nominations by itself while the network totaled 108, for example), but with these first-ever nominations for streaming content, it's off to a good start.


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Netflix Marks Broadcast History With 14 Primetime Emmy ® Award Nominations

"House of Cards" Collects 9 Nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix made history this morning when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy ® Award nominations honoring the world's leading Internet television network with 14 nominations.

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"We are overwhelmed with 14 nominations and honored by a warm welcome which confirms what we have always believed, that great television is great television regardless of where, when and how it is enjoyed," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. "We are so proud of our series creators and their groundbreaking work on 'House of Cards,' 'Arrested Development' and 'Hemlock Grove.'"

Following are Netflix Original Series nominees:

Outstanding Drama Series
House Of Cards - Netflix - Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
House Of Cards - Netflix - Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
House Of Cards - Netflix - Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Arrested Development - Netflix - Produced by Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox Television for Netflix
Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
House Of Cards - Netflix - Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Laray Mayfield, CSA, Casting Director
Julie Schubert, CSA, Casting Director

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
House Of Cards - Chapter 1 - Netflix - Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
David Fincher, Directed by

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series
House Of Cards - Chapter 1 - Netflix - Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Eigil Bryld, Director of Photography

Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series
House Of Cards - Chapter 1 - Netflix - Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Kirk Baxter, A.C.E., Editor

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
House Of Cards - Netflix - Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Jeff Beal, Music by

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)
Arrested Development - Flight Of The Phoenix - Netflix - Produced by Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox Television for Netflix
David Schwartz, Music by

House Of Cards - Chapter 1 - Netflix - Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Jeff Beal, Music by

Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
Arrested Development - Flight Of The Phoenix - Netflix - Produced by Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox Television for Netflix
Kabir Akhtar, Editor
AJ Dickerson, Editor

Outstanding Special Visual Effects
Hemlock Grove - Children Of The Night - Netflix - Produced by Gaumont International
Television for Netflix
Chris Jones, Visual Effects Supervisor
Jon Massey, Visual Effects Supervisor
Sean Joseph Tompkins, Visual Effects Producer
Sallyanne Massimini, CG Supervisor
Michael Kirylo, CG Supervisor
Jacob Long, CG Artist
Chris Barsamian, Lead Animator
Colin Feist, Compositing Supervisor
Kyle Spiker, Compositor

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Hemlock Grove - Netflix - Produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix
Nathan W. Barr, Music by

For more information and photos on the nominated series, visit https://pr.netflix.com
For video clips from nominated series OR nominee(s), please contact: Anne Wallin (awallin@netflix.com).

About "House of Cards"
Based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, this wicked political drama slithers beneath the curtain and through the back halls of greed, sex, love and corruption in modern Washington D.C. An uncompromising exploration of power, ambition and the American way, "House of Cards" orbits Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey), the House Majority Whip. Underwood is the politician's politician – masterful, beguiling, charismatic and ruthless. He and his equally ambitious wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to ensure their ascendancy. In addition to Spacey and Wright the series also stars Kate Mara ("American Horror Story"), Corey Stoll ("Midnight in Paris"), Kristen Connolly ("The Cabin in the Woods"), Michael Kelly ("The Adjustment Bureau") and Sakina Jaffrey ("Definitely Maybe"). The first season of "House of Cards" is executive produced by David Fincher, Beau Willimon, Joshua Donen, Eric Roth, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Andrew Davies, Michael Dobbs and John Melfi. The series is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital.

About "Arrested Development"
"Arrested Development" centers around Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) and his eccentric family comprised of his son George Michael (Michael Cera), his father George Bluth Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor), his mother Lucille (Jessica Walter), his brothers George Oscar Bluth II (Will Arnett), Buster Bluth (Tony Hale) and sister Lindsay Funke (Portia de Rossi), and Lindsay's husband Tobias (David Cross) and their daughter Maeby (Alia Shawkat). The fourth season of "Arrested Development" is executive produced by Mitchell Hurwitz, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Jim Vallely and Troy Miller. It is produced by Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox Television for Netflix.

About "Hemlock Grove"
"Hemlock Grove" is a riveting and eerie mystery from executive producer Eli Roth and based on Brian McGreevy's novel of the same name. The show focuses on the unlikely friendship between the founding family's young heir, Roman Godfrey (Bill Skarsgard), and the relative newcomer and outsider, Peter Rumancek (Landon Liboiron). Each holds a monstrous secret that has been unleashed. In addition to Skarsgard and Liboiron, the series also stars Famke Janssen ("X Men"), Penelope Mitchell ("6 Plots"), Freya Tingley ("X") and Dougray Scott ("Mission Impossible II").
The first season of the series is executive produced by Eli Roth, Brian McGreevy & Lee Shipman, Mark Verheiden, Deran Sarafian, Eric Newman and Michael Connolly. Developed by Brian McGreevy & Lee Shipman, the murder-mystery is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix.

About Netflix, Inc.
Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with more than 36 million members in 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. Learn more about how Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is pioneering Internet television at www.netflix.com or follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter. Netflix's Original Series include the political drama "House of Cards," which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright; "Hemlock Grove," Eli Roth's murder mystery series based on Brian McGreevy's gripping novel of the same name; the fourth season of the critically-acclaimed comedy "Arrested Development;" Ricky Gervais's bittersweet 30-minute comedy drama, "Derek," about a group of outsiders living on society's margins; the second season of "Lilyhammer," which stars Steven Van Zandt; and "Sense8" the upcoming global tale of minds linked and souls hunted from the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski.

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Netflix snags 14 primetime Emmy nominations, mostly for House of Cards