Emmy Award nominations reveal it’s not just about TV shows

10 Jul 2014

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Original Netflix series House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, as well as one of the most binge-watched shows on the video-streaming site, Breaking Bad, have all been nominated in this year’s Emmy Awards.

Actress Mindy Kaling and TV host Carson Daly announced the nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in North Hollywood, California, today.

The awards recognise excellence in the television industry, but that has expanded in recent years to honouring exclusively online programming, too.

While Breaking Bad isn't a Netflix original series, it is the most binge-watched show on the service, the TiVo Spring 2014 Binge-Viewing Survey suggests. The show about a chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin is followed on the binge list by political drama House of Cards.

Orange is the New Black joins the two dramas as a nominee in some of the main Emmy Award categories:

Outstanding Comedy Series:
Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Drama Series:
Breaking Bad
House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Kate Mulgrew, Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black
Natasha Lyone, Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series:
Kate Mara, House of Cards

A full list of nominees is available on the Emmy Awards website.

The Emmy Awards will be handed out on Monday, 25 August, in a ceremony to air live on NBC in the US.

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