Netflix exclusive TV shows grab Emmy nominations
- 18 July, 2013 20:10
They brought the term "never nude" into our lives, and now may mark a sea-change in TV history.
House of Cards (Netflix link), the Kevin Spacey-helmed political drama, did particularly well, gathering nominations in major categories such as best drama, best lead actor in a drama (Spacey), best lead actress in a drama (Robin Wright), and outstanding directing for a drama series (David Fincher).
The fourth season of Arrested Development (Netflix link), reborn on Netflix after its initial run on Fox, grabbed three nominations including a nod towards Jason Bateman for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series.
A changing landscape
The Emmys didn't consider online shows eligible for award consideration until 2008, however the nominations for House and Arrested mark the first time online-offerings have been recognized for major categories.
This may mark a milestone for the online medium, as in the past year, on-demand services such as Netflix, Amazon, and even AOL have invested in bringing top-shelf talent into their platforms proving that the best TV may no longer be on TV.