The Producers Guild convenes to initiate Netflix into its sacred TV nomination rituals  

The Producers Guild convenes to initiate Netflix into its sacred TV nomination rituals  

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And lo, on a bleak and moonless mid-afternoon did the Producers Guild gather in their great hall constructed from the bones of Black Swan interns, to sip their honeyed wine, to recall conquests of far-flung lands and naïve actresses, and to bestow their solemn huzzahs to the year’s best in television. And so it was that Netflix found itself welcomed to this sort-of-historic and somewhat-interesting court, receiving its first-ever round of nominations and the wary, plotting eye of traditional networks. Yes, the streaming giant had proved itself. But, the Guild wondered, what match would it make for the broadcast and cable giants? To say nothing of the Skullfucking Giant of Mount Weinstein?

Anyway, the non-golf-related PGA nominations were announced today, and Netflix did pretty well in its maiden outing, racking up nods for both House Of Cards and Arrested Development. (Orange Is The New Black was excluded thanks to the PGA’s strange eligibility window, which only includes series from June 2012 to May 2013—a month before Orange premiered.) But Netflix’s shows will still have to contend with the usual heavy-hitters from traditional distributors, a list that includes mainstays like Breaking Bad, Homeland, Game Of Thrones, Modern Family, and 30 Rock, with only the exclusion of past winners like Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire improving their odds.

Also, this is the first year Duck Dynasty was nominated for anything, owing to our culture’s collective inability to ignore that show any longer. Here’s the complete list of the Guild's nominees, writ in fire.

Outstanding Drama
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
House Of Cards

Outstanding Comedy
30 Rock
Arrested Development
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family

Outstanding Non-fiction Television
30 For 30
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Duck Dynasty
Inside The Actors Studio
Shark Tank

Outstanding Competition Television
The Amazing Race
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Live/Talk Television
The Colbert Report
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Sports Television
Hard Knocks
Monday Night Football
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel

Outstanding Children’s Program
Dora The Explorer
Phineas And Ferb
Sesame Street
SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding Digital Series
Burning Love
Epic Rap Battles Of History
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Video Game High School
Wired: What’s Inside

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