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.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Bama, FSU, Oregon, Miss St keep playoff rankings

Fresh
Alabama head coach Nick Saban seems frustrated during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Auburn, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.

The top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings are unchanged — Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State — heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals.

in Local Sports

Sherman, Baldwin dig at NFL in press conference

Fresh
lynch

With the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seahawks' Richard Sherman & Doug Baldwin took some digs at the NFL on Tuesday

in Sports

Red Sox finalize agreement with Sandoval

Newly acquired Boston Red Sox free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval smilies as he and Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington pose with a team jersey as Sandoval is introduced to the media at Fenway Park Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 in Boston.

The Red Sox have finalized their five-year contract with third baseman Pablo Sandoval, the first of two big signings

in Local Sports

Cal coach praises Pac-12 for admitting mistakes

California head coach Sonny Dykes during the second half of an NCAA college football game against California, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.

California coach Sonny Dykes praised the Pac-12 on Tuesday for acknowledging that replay officials erred in overturning two touchdowns

in Local Sports

Canucks acquire Pedan from Islanders for Mallet

Canucks fans

Pedan, a 6-foot-4 Moscow native, has played six games with the American Hockey League's Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season, recording three assists and 51 penalty minutes.