‘House of Cards’ Scores Nine Emmy Nominations

/ Jul 18, 2013

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It’s a good day to be Netflix. The nominees for the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning and the streaming service (or should we refer to it as a programmer now?) has a presence in four major categories.

“House of Cards” received nine nominations, including one for Outstanding Drama, and one each in the lead actor and actress drama categories for stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

David Fincher received a nomination for his directing work on the first episode, while the series also garnered recognition from The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its original score, main title theme music, and cinematography (Eigil Bryld, for his work on the first episode).

The political thriller was Netflix’s first major foray into original programming. Adapted from a British mini-series of the same name by film/TV/digital studio Media Rights Capital, Trigger Street Productions, and creator Beau Willimon, the 13-episode first season chronicled the rise of a Machiavellian US congressman who had a penchant for breaking the fourth wall. “House of Cards” is scheduled to return for a second 13-episode season next year.

The other major Netflix-related nomination went to Jason Bateman, in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category for his work on “Arrested Development,” which Netflix resurrected for a fourth season (and might bring back for another). The comedy series received three nominations in total.

“Hemlock Grove,” the horror/thriller from Eli Roth, while almost universally panned by critics, also received a couple of nominations.

“We are overwhelmed with 14 nominations and honored by a warm welcome which corroborates what we have always believed, that great television is great television regardless of where, when, and how it is enjoyed,” said Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos in a statement.

Below is a list of all the categories a Netflix original series was nominated in:

Outstanding Drama Series
“House Of Cards” • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
“House Of Cards” • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
“House Of Cards” • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
“Arrested Development” • Netflix • Produced by Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox Television for Netflix
Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
“House Of Cards” • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Laray Mayfield, CSA, Casting Director
Julie Schubert, CSA, Casting Director

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
“House Of Cards” • Chapter 1 • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
David Fincher, Directed by

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series
“House Of Cards” • Chapter 1 • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Eigil Bryld, Director of Photography

Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series
“House Of Cards” • Chapter 1 • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Kirk Baxter, A.C.E., Editor

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
“House Of Cards” • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Jeff Beal, Music by

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)
“Arrested Development” • Flight Of The Phoenix • Netflix • Produced by Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television for Netflix
David Schwartz, Music by

“House Of Cards” • Chapter 1 • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Jeff Beal, Music by

Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
“Arrested Development” • Flight Of The Phoenix • Netflix • Produced by Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox Television for Netflix
Kabir Akhtar, Editor
AJ Dickerson, Editor

Outstanding Special Visual Effects
“Hemlock Grove” • Children Of The Night • Netflix • Produced by Gaumont International
Chris Jones, Visual Effects Supervisor
Jon Massey, Visual Effects Supervisor
Sean Joseph Tompkins, Visual Effects Producer
Sallyanne Massimini, CG Supervisor
Michael Kirylo, CG Supervisor
Jacob Long, CG Artist
Chris Barsamian, Lead Animator
Colin Feist, Compositing Supervisor
Kyle Spiker, Compositor

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
“Hemlock Grove” • Netflix • Produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix
Nathan W. Barr, Music by

 

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