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Netflix Shakes Up Emmy Nods; 'Horror Story,' 'Thrones' Get Most Noms

The Emmys officially entered the 21st century this morning when it included two shows from Netflix in major categories for the 65th Prime Time Emmy Awards when nominations were announced in Hollywood.
The awards for the drama House of Cards and the new season of the comedy Arrested Development were not unexpected, but that didnt make them any less of a big deal. The Television Academy amended its rules in 2006 to make broadband shows eligible for the Emmys with the stipulation that they had to have a certain number of episodes in a season. Last year, Netflix was eligible for nominations for its co-production with Norway, Lilyhammer.
But this year, Netflix barreled into major comedy and drama categories, and, in the process, no doubt squeezed out a few otherwise strong nominees from broadcast and cable.
House of Cards joined Breaking Bad, Homeland, Mad Men, Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones in the category of best drama. Arrested Development also snagged a nomination for star Jason Bateman in best actor, comedy. The other nominees in the category are Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock, Louis C.K. for Louis, Don Cheadle for House of Lies, Matt Leblanc for Episodes, and Jim Parsons for Big Bang Theory.
Cards also earned a nomination for Robin Wright in the best actress, drama category. Other nominees in the category include Connie Britton, Nashville; Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel; Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey; Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men and Kerry Washington, Scandal.
Kevin Spacey, star of House of Cards, was nominated for best actor, drama, along with Jeff Daniels, Newsroom; Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad; Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey; Damian Lewis, Homeland; Jon Hamm, Mad Men.
Arrested Development was squeezed out of a nomination for best comedy by Modern Family, Veep, 30 Rock, Big Bang Theory, Louis and Girls.
Nominees for best actress, comedy, are: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep; Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie; Lena Dunham, Girls; Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation; Laura Dern for Enlightened and Tina Fey, 30 Rock.
Supporting actress, comedy: Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock; Jane Lynch, Glee; Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen, Modern Family; Merrit Wever, Nurse Jackie; Mayim Bialik, Big Bang Theory; and Anna Chlumsky, Veep.
Supporting actor, comedy: Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live; Ed ONeill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burell, Modern Family; Tony Hall, Veep; Adam Driver, Girls.
Supporting actress, drama: Maggie Smith, Downton; Christine Baranski, The Good Wife; Morena Bacvarin, Homeland; Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones; Christina Hendricks, Mad Men.
Supporting actor, drama: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad; Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad; Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire: Jim Carter, Downton Abbey; Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones; Mandy Patinkin, Homeland.
Nominees for best actress, movie or miniseries, are; Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake; Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals; Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum; Laura Linney, The Big C and Helen Mirren, Phil Spector.
Best actor, movie or miniseries: Al Pacino, Phil Spector; Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra; Beneditch Cumberbatch, Parades End and Toby Jones, The Girl.
Best miniseries or movie: American Horror Story: Asylum; The Bible; Behind the Candelabra; Phil Spector; Political Animals; Top of the Lake.
Best variety series: The Colbert Report; Saturday Night Live; Real Time With Bill Maher; The Daily Show With Jon Stewart; Late Night With Jimmy Fallon; Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Best reality competition show: Dancing With the Stars; So You Think You Can Dance; The Amazing Race; Top Chef; The Voice.
Reality or competition show host: Ryan Seacrest, American Idol; Betty White, Betty Whites Off Their Rockers; Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars; Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Project Runway; Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance; Anthony Bourdain, The Taste.
American Horror Story received the most nominations with 17; Game of Thrones snagged 16, and Behind the Candelabra and Saturday Night Live each received 15.
The awards were announced by Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad and Neil Patrick Harris, this years Emmys host and a last-minute replacement for House of Cards actress Kate Mara who was stuck on location.
The Prime Time Emmys will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre at 8 p.m. Eastern time, 5 p.m. Pacific time on Sept. 22
David Wiegand is The San Francisco Chronicles executive features editor and TV critic. E-mail: dwiegand@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @WaitWhat_TV

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