In a big milestone for Netflix, its online-only series House of Cards and the fourth season of Arrested Development were nominated for several Emmy awards Thursday morning. House of Cards did particularly well, nabbing coveted nominations for best drama, best lead actor in a drama (Kevin Spacey) and best lead actress in a drama (Robin Wright).
Arrested Development got three nominations, with Jason Bateman being nominated as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. It was also nominated for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Music Composition for a Series.
In addition to its series and acting nominations, House of Cards was nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (David Fincher). It was also nominated for Outstanding Casting for a Drama, Outstanding Cinematography for a Drama Series, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Musical Composition for a Series and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.
The internet was not considered an eligible platform for the Emmys until 2008. That year, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences changed its rule. Since then, some web series have been nominated for Emmys, but an online-only show had never been nominated for best actor or actress or series.
The full list of nominations is here as a PDF.