The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored the world’s leading Internet television network with a total of 14 nominations. The nominations are historic because they are an acknowledgement of internet streamed programming that bypasses network and cable programming.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, made a statement in a press release, saying “We are overwhelmed with 14 nominations and honored by a warm welcome which corroborates what we have always believed, that great television is great television regardless of where, when and how it is enjoyed. We are so proud of our series creators and their groundbreaking work on ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Arrested Development’ and ‘Hemlock Grove.’”
"House of Cards" joins the hotly competitive race for the Outstanding Drama Series award. The race The contenders include HBO's “Game of Thrones;” last year’s winner, Showtime's “Homeland;” AMC's four-time winner “Mad Men; ”PBS’s “Downton Abbey;” and AMC’s “Breaking Bad.”
Nominations for "House of Cards" include: Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood; Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Robin Wright as Claire Underwood; Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series; Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for David Fincher; Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series for Eigil Bryld; Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series or Kirk Baxter; Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for Jeff Beal;
Nominations for "Arrested Development" include: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth; Outstanding Music Composition for a Series for David Schwartz; Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
Nominations for Hemlock Grove include: Outstanding Special Visual Effects and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.