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Online series 'House of Cards' makes Emmy history

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Netflix's "House of Cards" made Emmy history Thursday with a top drama series nomination, the first time that television's top awards have recognized a program delivered online as equal in quality to the best that TV has to offer.
 
The nomination, one of nine nods earned by the political thriller, is a marker in the unfolding revolution in how we get and watch video entertainment.

For the full list of Emmy nominees: Emmys.com
 
The most Emmy nominations, 17, went to "American Horror Story: Asylum." 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.
 
"House of Cards" stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright received acting bids, along with a number of other primarily big-screen actors who have migrated to TV for powerhouse projects, such as Douglas and Damon.
 
Another Netflix series, "Arrested Development," didn't earn a best comedy series but scored three nominations, including one for star Jason Bateman.
 
Joining "House of Cards" and "Game of Thrones" in the best drama series category are "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Mad Men" and last year's winner, "Homeland."
 
The major broadcast networks were shut out of the prestigious category, a repeat of last year and a particular blow with the entry of Netflix's streamed drama.
 
In the comedy series category, nominees are "The Big Bang Theory," "Girls," "Louie," "Modern Family," "Veep" and "30 Rock," recognized for its final season. Another outgoing comedy, "The Office," didn't receive a best series nod.

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