The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for 2014 were announced today. Kevin Spacey has received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his role on Netflix's House of Cards.
He's up against Steve Buscemi for Boardwalk Empire, Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, Jeff Daniels for The Newsroom and Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones. Not exactly a gimme.
While this is Spacey's first nomination for the category, he's no stranger to the SAG awards. He won two in 2000 for American Beauty, and was nominated in 2009 for Male TV Movie Or Miniseries for Recount, in 1998 for Motion Picture Cast for L.A. Confidential and in 1996 for Male Support for The Usual Suspects.
The 2014 nomination only adds to the increasing number of awards Netflix shows, and House of Cards in particular, have been nominated for. It started with fourteen Emmy nominations for Netflix originals, nine of which were for House of Cards. The show ended up winning three of them. The show is also up for a People's Choice Award (competing against its Netflix peers Arrested Development and Orange is the New Black) and three Writers Guild awards. Orange is the New Black is also up for four Writers Guild Awards.
House of Cards: Season 2 is set to debut on Valentine's Day.
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