Early this morning in Los Angeles the nominations were announced for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards with the televised ceremonies to be held on Sunday night Sept. 22 on CBS, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the star of How I Met Your Mother!
There were several key developments this year and some breakthroughs, which could also foretell the future for shows such as All My Children and One Life to Live who know have first-run episodes online on Hulu, for next year’s Daytime Emmys.
Netflix’s House of Cards received 16 nominations in total and scored a nomination for Best Drama Series, the Kevin Spacey – Robin Wright political drama, also earned those two performers nods in the Best Drama Acting categories as well. House of Cards announcement as Best Drama contender represented the first time that a series distributed via the Internet, not television, was nominated for the television industry’s most prestigious statue. Over all, Netflix picked up 14 Emmy nominations: nine for House of Cards, three for the revival of Arrested Development and two for Hemlock Grove, a horror series that had its debut in the spring.
The soapy British period drama Downton Abbey once again scored in major categories receiving 12 nominations in all including: Best Drama, Michelle Dockery for Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Hugh Bonneville for Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Jim Carter for Supporting Actor and Maggie Smith for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series!
And for ABC’s nighttime soap set against the backdrop of the country music industry, Nashville, the drama landed Connie Britton a nomination for the Lead Actress in a Drama Series competition!
You can view the complete listings for the 65th annual Primetime Emmys by vistiing GoldDerby.com here!
So are you encouraged by Netflix’s show of strength at the Primetime Emmys, that next year AMC and OLTL should be given equal consideration as online shows with the blue-ribbon panels and score breakthroughs in the soap competition categories? Are you thrilled that Downton Abbey’s cast scored big on nomination day? What about Nashville’s Connie Britton? Share your thoughts below!