News

‘American Horror Story,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ lead Emmy nominees

‘American Horror Story,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ lead Emmy nominees

"American Horror Story: Asylum" and "Game of Thrones" were among the top nominees. Photo: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson/Files

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Television thriller “American Horror Story: Asylum” and medieval fantasy “Game of Thrones” led nominees for primetime Emmy Awards on Thursday.

In a new twist, online DVD and streaming service Netflix won its first Emmy nominations for political drama “House of Cards” and comedy “Arrested Development.” “House of Cards” garnered nine nominations including best drama and leading actor and actress in a drama for Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

FX’s “American Horror Story: Asylum” pulled in 17 nominations including best miniseries and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” landed 16 including best drama. Last year’s winner “Homeland” was nominated in 11 categories including best drama.

In the comedy category, NBC’s “30 Rock” anchored the most nominations with 13 including best comedy for the long-running series’ final season. Creator and star Tina Fey and co-star Alec Baldwin picked up nominations in leading comedy actor categories. Last year’s big winner, ABC’s “Modern Family,” scored 12 nods including best comedy series.

The HBO movie “Behind the Candelabra,” based on the life of pianist Liberace pulled in 15 nominations, and Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his lover will compete in the lead actor in a miniseries or movie category.

The Emmys are the top TV awards in the United States given out by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This year’s Emmy Awards will take place on September 22 and will be broadcast on the CBS network.

Latest News

5 hours ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: May 24

paulgray16127583420372

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

11 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties

McAuliffe Campaign Donations Investigated

Governor Elect Terry McAuliffe

A Chinese national donated $120,000 to McAuliffe's 2013 gubernatorial campaign.

12 hours ago in Local, Local Sports, UVA Sports

Dom Starsia Out As UVA Lacrosse Coach

VSabre for web~1240x800 copy

The University of Virginia has parted ways with Dom Starsia as Men's Lacrosse Coach.

17 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

Ruling On Virginia Redistricting

U.S. Capitol 2 (clipart)

The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal from Republicans over the redrawing of the Virginia congressional districts.

17 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

GOP Files Lawsuit Over Felon Rights

Justice Scales (clipart)

State Republicans are asking the Virginia Supreme Court to block more than 200,000 convicted felons from having their rights restored.