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(USA Today) -- House of Cards, the political thriller starring Kevin Spacey and streamed on Netflix, joined last year's incumbents Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland and Mad Men as Emmy nominees for best drama series.

Modern Family

,

The Big Bang Theory

,

Girls

,

Louie

,

Veep

and the departed

30 Rock

were named best-comedy contenders.


This marks the first time that shows not aired on traditional broadcast or cable networks were nominated in the top Emmy categories. Arrested Development's Jason Bateman, also on Netflix, and Cards' Spacey and Robin Wright also won nominations as lead actors.

Spacey joined Jeff Daniels, nominated for HBO's

The Newsroom

, along with repeat nominees Hugh Bonneville (

Downton Abbey

), Bryan Cranston (

Breaking Bad

), Jon Hamm (

Mad Men

) and Damian Lewis (

Homeland

). Wright will face off against

Homeland's

Claire Danes,

Nashville's

Connie Britton,

Downton's

Michelle Dockery,

Bates Motel's

Vera Farmiga,

Mad Men's

Elisabeth Moss and

Scandal's

Kerry Washington.



FX miniseries

American Horror Story: Asylum

, entered in the movies and miniseries category, won the most nominations, with 17 in all. Other nominees in that category were HBO's

Behind the Candelabra

and

Phil Spector

, History's

The Bible

, Sundance's

Top of the Lake

and USA's

Political Animals

.



Homeland

and

Modern Family

were the top drama and comedy winners, respectively, in 2012.



The 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 on CBS, with Neil Patrick Harris hosting.



Nominations list:


Lead actor in drama series:



Hugh Bonneville,

Downton Abbey


Bryan Cranston,

Breaking Bad


Jeff Daniels,

The Newsroom


Jon Hamm,

Mad Men


Damian Lewis,

Homeland


Kevin Spacey,

House of Cards



Lead actress in a drama series



Connie Britton,

Nashville


Claire Danes,

Homeland


Michele Dockery,

Downton Abbey


Vera Farmiga,

Bates Motel


Elisabeth Moss,

Mad Men


Kerry Washington,

Scandal


Robin Wright,

House of Cards



Outstanding comedy series


The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Girls, HBO
Louie, FX Networks
Modern Family, ABC
30 Rock, NBC
Veep, HBO

Lead actor in comedy series



Jason Bateman,

Arrested Development


Louis CK,

Louie


Don Cheadle,

House of Lies


Matt LeBlanc,

Episodes


Jim Parsons,

Big Bang Theory


Alec Baldwin,

30 Rock



Lead actress in comedy series



Lena Dunham,

Girls


Laura Dern,

Enlightened


Tiny Fey,

30 Rock


Edie Falco,

Nurse Jackie



Drama series


Breaking Bad, AMC
Downton Abbey, PBS
Game of Thrones, HBO
House of Cards, Netflix
Mad Men, AMC

Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or a movie



Michael Douglas,

Behind The Candelabra

, HBO


Matt Damon,

Behind The Candelabra

, HBO


Toby Jones,

The Girl

, HBO


Benedict Cumberbatch,

Parade's End

, HBO


Al Pacino,

Phil Spector

, HBO



Outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or a movie


Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, FX
Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter, Showtime
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector, HBO
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals, USA
Elisabeth Moss, Top Of The Lake, Sundance Channel

Outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program

Ryan Seacrest,

American Idol

, Fox


Betty White,

Betty White's Off Their Rockers

, NBC


Tom Bergeron,

Dancing With The Stars

, ABC


Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn,

Project Runway

, Bravo


Cat Deeley,

So You Think You Can Dance

, Fox


Anthony Bourdain,

The Taste

, ABC



Outstanding Reality-Competition Program



The Amazing Race

, CBS


Dancing With The Stars

, ABC


Project Runway

, Lifetime


So You Think You Can Dance

, FOX


Top Chef

, Bravo


The Voice

, NBC



Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie



American Horror Story: Asylum

, FX


Behind The Candelabra

, HBO


The Bible

, History


Phil Spector

, HBO


Political Animals

, USA


Top Of The Lake

, Sundance Channel



Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series


The Colbert Report

, Comedy Central


The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

, Comedy Central


Jimmy Kimmel Live

, ABC


Portlandia

, IFC


Real Time With Bill Maher

, HBO


Saturday Night Live

, NBC

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