Los Angeles – Television thriller American Horror Story: Asylum and medieval fantasy Game of Thrones led the nominees for the primetime Emmy Awards.
In a new twist, online DVD and streaming service Netflix won its first Emmy nominations for political drama House of Cards and comedy Arrested Development. House of Cards garnered nine nominations, including Best Drama and Leading Actor and Actress in a Drama for Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum pulled in 17 nominations including Best Miniseries and HBO’s Game of Thrones landed 16, including Best Drama.
Last year’s winner Homeland was nominated in 11 categories, including Best Drama.
In the comedy category, NBC’s 30 Rock had the most nominations with 13, including Best Comedy for the long-running series’ final season.
Creator and star Tina Fey and co-star Alec Baldwin picked up nominations in the Leading Comedy Actor/Actress categories.
Last year’s big winner, ABC’s Modern Family, scored 12 nods, including Best Comedy Series.
The HBO movie Behind the Candelabra, based on the life of pianist Liberace, pulled in 15 nominations, and Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his lover will compete in the Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie category.
This year’s Emmy Awards will take place on September 22.
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