Netflix More Than Doubles Emmy Nods
Netflix more than doubled its Emmy nods this year, receiving 31 nominations in total, up from 14 last year.
The 2013 season marked the first time a series that originated on non-traditional TV landed any nominations in a major category and Netflix took home one Emmy award, with David Fincher winning the director award for "House of Cards."
This year, Netflix was nominated in six of the top categories, including best drama ("House of Cards"), best comedy ("Orange is the New Black") and nods for lead actor and lead actress in both drama and comedy. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright were nominated for "House of Cards," while "Orange is the New Black's" Taylor Schilling received a nod along with Ricky Gervais for "Derek."
"Orange is the New Black" alone received 12 nominations.
In a direct acknowledgement to Netflix's growing presence among TV's elite, Bruce Rosenblum, CEO and chairman of the Television Academy, said ahead of the nominee announcement that the definition of TV is rapidly expanding and the industry has become "platform agnostic."
Once again, the big four broadcasters were snubbed in the best drama category, with shows like CBS's "The Good Wife" being ignored.