Last year, Netflix originals combined for fourteen Emmy nominations. This year, the number has more than doubled with thirty-one, including thirteen for House of Cards and twelve for Orange is the New Black.
The nominations are as follows.
House of Cards: Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series (Robin Wright); Outstanding Lead Actor in A Drama Series (Kevin Spacey); Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Kate Mara); Outstanding Guest Actor In a Drama Series (Reg E. Cathey); Outstanding Writing For a Drama Series (Beau Willimon); Outstanding Writing For a Drama series (Carl Franklin); Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Casting For a Drama Series; Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score – Jeff Beal); Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series (Byron Smith); Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy or Drama Series; Outstanding Art Direction for a Contemporary or Fantasy Series (Single-Camera)
Orange is the New Black: Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series (Taylor Schilling); Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series (Kate Mulgrew); Outstanding Guest Actress In a Comedy Series (Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, and Laverne Cox); Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series; Outstanding Directing For a Comedy Series; Outstanding Comedy Series; Outstanding Casting For Comedy Series; Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series (William Turro, Michael S. Stern, and Shannon Mary Mitchell)
Derek: Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series (Ricky Gervais)
Brave Miss World: Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
The Square: Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming; Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming; Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special; Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfication Programming
So the tally is:
House of Cards: 13
The Square: 4
Brave Miss World: 1
Last year, Netflix originals got three awards – all for House of Cards (Director, casting, and cinematography). House of Cards has some pretty stiff competition again this year as shows like Breaking Bad, True Detective, and Game of Thrones are all in the mix.
Orange is the New Black was not eligible last year, as it was released too late. As expected, the show has added a great deal to Netflix’s presence this year. Hemlock Grove was present for Netflix in last year’s nominations, as was Arrested Development. This year’s Hemlock Grove season doesn’t even debut until Friday, and who knows when we’ll get another season of Arrested.
You can get a look at this year’s full nominee list here.
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