House of Cards

House of CardsNetflix won its first Emmy award — the kind doled out at the flashy, star-studded televised ceremony — Sunday night, as David Fincher won for best directing of a drama series. The online subscription-video service, which has been touting itself of late as the “world’s leading Internet television provider,” was nominated for 14 primetime Emmy awards this year, the first time that an online-only service had shows in the running for one of television’s top creative honors. Netflix had already won a couple Emmys this year: one Creative Arts Emmy for casting and another for cinematography, both for “House of Cards,” which were given out at a ceremony prior to the main event broadcast Sunday evening. And prior to the 2013 awards, Netflix had a Technology and Engineering Emmy to its name.

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