The show, broadcast on NBC on January, was nominated for the Outstanding Special Class Program and for Outstanding Writing for Variety Special.
“Congratulations are due to all those involved in the show,” said HFPA president Theo Kingma. “These nominations are a recognition of the excellent standards the Golden Globes awards show has maintained over the years. We are expecting more nominations next year.”
The nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced by actor Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother). Both received nominations — Paul for supporting actor in a drama for Breaking Bad and Harris for hosting the Tony Awards.
Kate Mara (House of Cards) had been scheduled to read the nominees’ names with Paul, but her plane had a mechanical malfunction and couldn’t take off from Santa Fe, where she is on location. Harris filled in for her.
“Special thanks to Kate Mara for getting me out of the house before my kids start screaming and crying,” the “How I Met Your Mother” star said.
The Netflix series House of Cards has made Emmy history by receiving a best drama nomination, marking the first time that the Emmys have recognized a program delivered online as equal in quality to the best that TV has to offer. It earned nine nominations in all, including acting bids for stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
American Horror Story: Asylum earned the most nominations, with 17. Close behind was Game of Thrones with 16 nods, while Saturday Night Live and the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra earned 15 nominations each, including nods for stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.
The winners will be announced on September 22.
|18th July 2013,|