2013 Emmy nominations list: Online series 'House of Cards' makes Emmy history

LOS ANGELES - The Netflix series "House of Cards" is making Emmy history.

The political intrigue saga received a best drama series nomination Thursday. It's the first top Emmy nod for a program delivered online, not on TV. The series received a total of nine bids, including acting nominations for stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

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.

For best drama, the nominees are "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "House of Cards," "Homeland" and "Mad Men."

For best comedy:  "30 Rock," "The Big Bang Theory," "Modern Family," "Louie," "Girls" and "Veep."

For best actor in a drama: Hugh Bonneville ("Downton Abbey"), Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Jeff Daniels ("The Newsroom"), Jon Hamm ("Mad Men"), Damian Lewis ("Homeland") and Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards").

For best actress in a drama: Connie Britton ("Nashville"), Claire Danes ("Homeland"), Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey"), Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel"), Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") and Kerry Washington ("Scandal").

The Emmys will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and air Sept. 22 on CBS.

For a complete list of Emmy nominees click here or follow this link: http://www.emmys.com/nominations

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