The word is out, TV lovers! Finally nominations for the 2014 prime time Emmy Awards have been revealed – and if you happen to be a huge fan of original Netflix shows streaming online then you’re in luck. According to reports, the on-demand Internet provider earned 31 Emmy nominations for the 66th primetime Emmy Awards.
Out of the 31 nominations, “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” earned the majority, reeling in 16 and 12 respectively, according to the New York Times.
This is the second time “House of Cards” has been nominated for an Outstanding Drama series. In 2013, the political thriller lost to “Breaking Bad,” along with “Game of Thrones,” “Downton Abbey,” “Homeland” and “Mad Men.” This year the field is the same, but that “True Detective” has been subbed in for “Homeland.”
Will “House of Cards” manage to take home the golden statuette this time? We’ll have to wait until Aug. 25, when the 66th annual award show airs, to find out.
But Outstanding Drama isn’t the only category fans where will see the name “House of Cards” appear. Beau Willimon, creator of the hit Netflix series, has been nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama series. This will be his first nomination for the prestigious award.
Willimon will be joined in the nominee pool by Kate Mara and Reg E. Cathey, both nominated in the category of Outstanding Guests, and the show’s protagonists, Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey. The Emmy-nominated veterans will once again be striving to take home the title of Outstanding Leads in a Drama Series.
“Orange is the New Black” fans will also be crossing their fingers that the dramedy takes home the award for Outstanding Comedy Series against “The Big Bang Theory,” “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Veep” and “Silicon Valley.”
Taylor Schilling, who plays Piper Chapman in the Jenji Kohan-created series, has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress along with heavy hitting names such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler. Schilling’s co-star, Kate Mulgrew, has also been nominated for the 2014 Emmy Awards for her role as Red. Mulgrew will be fighting for the title of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. And if we learned anything from "OITNB," it's that Mulgrew's competition may want to back out of this battle. Red is not one to be trifled with!
Ricky Gervais, a fellow Netflix star, has also been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in “Derek.” He will be competing against side-splitting actors such as Jim Parsons, Louis C.K. and William H. Macy.
Do you think the Netflix series will take home the coveted statuette for the 2014 Emmy Awards? Sound off in the comments section below on what Netflix show, actor or creator you’re itching to see as an Emmy winner.