House of Cards, an exclusive series to Netflix has become the first online-only program to be nominated for top Emmy awards. The show received nine nominations overall, with Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright both being nominated in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories.
Jason Batemen from the latest season of Arrested Development, which debuted on Netflix exclusively was nominated for Best Actor in Comedy. Arrested Development and Hemlock Grove, both Netflix exclusives also were nominated in other categories as well.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has previously stated the company is ready to assertively bid for movie and TV rights in Canada to battle local cable television, but still sees the service as a complementary product alongside cable. Rogers and Bell Media-Astral plan to create their own rival streaming service to sway existing subscribers away from alternative products such as Netflix.
The first season of House of Cards was excellent. Can’t wait for the second season to begin. Click here to sign up for Netflix–it’s $7.99 per month and the first month is free.