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2013 Primetime Emmy Awards nominees announced today: Netflix makes history

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The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards nominees came out this morning and rocked the entertainment industry with some surprise choices. Netflix, an online provider, grabbed 12 nominations including 9 for its political thriller, “House of Cards.” This is a first time the Emmys have recognized digital content delivered on the Internet as equal to the quality of the best regular TV has to offer.

Once again cable giant, HBO, led the pack of networks with the most nominations — 108.  Standard TV providers, CBS and NBC, were far behind in second place with 53 nods each. The full list here. More on Netflix’s achievement and how it’s seen as a game changer here .

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS, Sunday, September 22.

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