MEDIA STREAMING SERVICE Netflix must be pleased with itself today, as House of Cards and Arrested Development have both been nominated for this year's Emmy awards.
This is big news, as political thriller House of Cards has become the first online-only TV show ever nominated. The show has been nominated for best drama and Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright have been nominated for best actor and best actress in drama, with the Netflix exclusive series receiving a total of nine nominations.
While it marks an important milesone, the news isn't exactly surprising. Earlier this year Netflix revealed that House of Cards is its most viewed show ever. It also won big at this year's Webby Awards, scoring a Special Achievement gong.
That's not all Netflix has got to feel smug about, as two more of its exclusive shows, Arrested Development and Hemlock Grove have also received nominations for this year's Emmys.
Arrested Development scored three nominations, with Jason Bateman nominated for outstanding leading actor in comedy. The show also received nominations for outstanding single camera picture editing for comedy and for outstanding music composition for a series.
Of course, it wasn't just Netflix that scored big in this year's nominations, with Breaking Bad, Homeland and Modern Family also up for multiple awards. The most Emmy nominations went to American Horror Story: Asylum, which has been put up for 17 awards, although we must admit that we're not even sure what this show is about.
This year's Emmy awards show will take place on 22 September. µ
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