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Primetime Emmy nominations prove voters now watch Netflix in addition to premium cable

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Nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced in Los Angeles this morning, the marquee nods indicating that members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences didn’t add many new season passes to their DVRs this year—but they just might have subscribed to Netflix. Or at least skimmed the House Of Cards DVDs distributed to Emmy voters: The David Fincher-produced, Kevin Spacey-starring political thriller is grabbing all the headlines following this morning’s announcement, with nods in three of the big categories—Outstanding Drama Series, as well as Lead Actor nominations for Spacey and Robin Wright—and presumably contributing to merry mixups regarding Don Cheadle’s inclusion in the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category for House Of Lies. I don’t remember Don Cheadle being in House Of Cards” some will remark, while others will ask “So we’re still treating House Of Lies as a comedy?”


Speaking of merry mixups: Netflix’s big day only extends so far, with its other high-profile 2013 debut receiving a single acting nomination—for Jason Bateman, who’s probably walking into your office right now to provide additional connective tissue for Arrested Development’s fourth season—and nods in a pair of technical categories. Consider this your signal to sound a “C’mon!” at the academy’s refusal to feel the same about Will Arnett—along with other unfairly snubbed highlights of the 2012-13 season, like New Girl’s incredible sophomore year, any aspect of The Americans that doesn’t involve Margo Martindale or theme music, or the entire voice cast of Bob’s Burgers—in the comments. Just remember this: If they would’ve nominated Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black, they would’ve had to nominate her five times, and then there’d be no space for the movie stars!

A full list of the nominees can be found here, along with the solace that comes from rooting for Louis C.K. to win seven awards he doesn’t really care about. American Horror Story: Asylum leads the pack with 17 nominations, yet somehow none of them involve Murder Santa.

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family 
30 Rock

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

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

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 Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire 
Jonathan Bank, Breaking Bad 
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Emilia Clarke, Game Of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Morena Baccarin, Homeland
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Don Cheadle, House Of Lies
Louis C.K, Louie
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Laura Dern, Enlightened 
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family 
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family 
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Tony Hale, Veep

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


Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
George Mastras, Breaking Bad, “Dead Freight’
Thomas Schnauz, Breaking Bad, “Say My Name”
Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey, Episode 4 
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game Of Thrones, “The Rains Of Castamere”
Henry Bromell, Homeland, “Q&A”

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, Episodes, “Episode 209”
Louis C.K. (story and teleplay) and Pamela Adlon (story by), Louie, “Daddy's Girlfriend (Part 1)”
Greg Daniels, The Office, “Finale”
Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock, 30 Rock,“Hogcock!”
Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield, 30 Rock, “Last Lunch”


Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
American Horror Story: Asylum 
Behind The Candelabra 
The Bible
Phil Spector
Political Animals 
Top Of The Lake

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Dancing With The Stars 
Project Runway 
So You Think You Can Dance 
Top Chef 
The Voice


Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report 
The Daily Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live 
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon 
Real Time With Bill Maher 
Saturday Night Live