Online series 'House of Cards' makes Emmy history

LOS ANGELES - The Netflix series "House of Cards" is making Emmy history.

The political intrigue saga received a best drama series nomination Thursday. It's the first top Emmy nod for a program delivered online, not on TV. The series received a total of nine bids, including acting nominations for stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

"Modern Family," "30 Rock," "Girls," "Veep," "The Big Bang Theory" and "Louie" have been nominated for the Emmy Award for best comedy series.

"Mad Men," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "House of Cards, "Homeland," and "Breaking Bad" have been nominated for the Emmy Award for best drama.

The most Emmy nominations, 17, went to "American Horror Story: Asylum." Close behind was "Game of Thrones" with 16 nods, while "Saturday Night Live" and the Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" earned 15 nominations each.

The Emmys will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and air Sept. 22 on CBS. Other nominees are listed below.

Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock

Girls

Louie

Modern Family

The Big Bang Theory

Veep

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Lena Dunham, Girls

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Laura Dern, Enlightened

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development

Louis C.K., Louie

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

 

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 Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards

Mad Men

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Connie Britton, Nashville

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Kerry Washington, Scandal

Robin Wright, House of Cards

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Damian Lewis, Homeland

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire

Jonathan Banks, 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

 

Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story: Asylum

Behind the Candelabra

The Bible

Phil Spector

Political Animals

Top of the Lake

 

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum

Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter

Helen Mirren, Phil Spector

Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

 

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End

Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra

Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra

Toby Jones, The Girl

Al Pacino, Phil Spector

 

Reality-Competition Program

Amazing Race

Dancing With the Stars

Project Runway

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

The Voice

 

Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars

Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

 

Variety Show

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Show

Real Time With Bill Maher

Saturday Night Live

-Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey")

-Claire Danes ("Homeland")

- Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel")

-Robin Wright ("House of Cards"), Connie
Britton ("Nashville")

-Kerry Washington ("Scandal")

Lead Actor:

-Jeff Daniels ("The Newsroom")

-Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad")

-Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards")

-Hugh Bonneville ("Downton Abbey")

-Damian Lewis ("Homeland")

-Jon Hamm ("Mad Men")

Miniseries

-"American Horror Story"

-"Behind the Candelabra"

-"The Bible"

-"Phil Spector"

-"Political Animals"

-"Top of the Lake"