September 23, 2013
Last July, Netflix made history by earning the first Primetime Emmy Award nominations for original online programming. And tonight, it continued its history-making feat by being the first online television provider to win a Primetime Emmy. Netflix won its first Primetime Emmy as David Fincher earned the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. Fincher, he of "Fight Club" and "The Social Network" fame, took the prize for directing the pilot episode of "House of Cards," the acclaimed political drama series that was Netflix's first foray into original programming. "House of Cards" also earned two Emmy statuettes at this year's Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, which was held a week ago: one for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series and one for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series. In addition to "House of Cards," the fourth season of the comedy series "Arrested Development" and the first season of the horror thriller series "Hemlock Grove" earned Netflix several Emmy nods. Netflix's other nominations were:
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- Outstanding Drama Series - "House of Cards"
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Robin Wright, "House of Cards"
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development"
- Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series - "House of Cards"
- Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series - "Arrested Development"
- Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) - Jeff Beal, "House of Cards"; David Schwartz, "Arrested Development"
- Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music - Nathan Barr, "Hemlock Grove"; Jeff Beal, "House of Cards"
- Outstanding Special Visual Effects - "Hemlock Grove"