Netflix Receives Emmy Nods for Original Content

Jul 18, 2013

Few series have garnered more hype over the past year than those produced by Netflix. From Arrested Development's return to its latest original show, Orange is the New Black, the shows have not only received great reviews, but they have helped boost Netflix's bottom line with new subscribers. And now, a new milestone, House of Cards and Arrested Development have been nominated for a raft of Emmy awards.

Kevin Spacey and Robyn Wright from House of Cards got lead acting nods. Arrested Development's Jason Bateman was also nominated for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series. House of Cards director David Fincher was recognized, and both series received technical nominations.

If you weren't already convinced that streaming services were the way of the future, these award nominations (and possible wins) that put shows only available through Netflix up against HBO powerhouses like Game of Thrones will likely change your mind. And, no doubt, the added publicity will once again give Netflix's subscriber base another boost.