Emmys 2013

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Netflix may have scored some Emmy love Thurs, but don't count on it translating into more subscribers for its service. After all, cable's most-watched series A&E's “Duck Dynasty” and AMC's “Walking Dead” were snubbed (save for a nomination for outstanding prosthetic makeup for those zombies). It's just further fodder for the argument that what real people and awards shows/critics like often differ significantly. But AMC's not crying. In addition to the killer ratings “Walking Dead” brings in, it garnered 26 Emmy nominations Thurs, tying FX for most nominations for a basic cable net. A&E scored just 1 nom, but it's a nice one in the lead actress Drama category for Vera Farmiga's portrayal of Norma Bates in “Bates Motel.” AMC's “Mad Men” received 12 noms as “Breaking Bad” picked up 13. FX's “American Horror Story: Asylum” earned the most nominations of any program with 17, while “Louie” became the 1st basic cable show to earn a nomination in the Outstanding Comedy category. As usual, HBO dominated the Emmy announcement with 108 noms. Runners-up CBS and NBC were nowhere close with 53 apiece. HBO's big winner is “Game of Thrones” with 17 nominations, but Liberace movie “Behind the Candelabra” also hit gold with 15 noms. Rival Showtime pulled in 31, receiving the most lead actor noms of any network with nominees in all 4 lead actor/actress series categories. Netflix's 14 nominations, including a Best Drama nod for “House of Cards,” may get lots of attention, but the Emmys are still cable's sandbox. Of the 12 programs to receive 10 or more noms, only 4 belonged to broadcast ( PBS ' “Downton Abbey and NBC's “SNL” and “30 Rock” and ABC's “Modern Family.”). Still, Netflix can feel good about its originals investment with 9 noms for House of Cards, 3 for “Arrested Development” (including Lead Actor for Jason Bateman) and 2 for “Hemlock Grove.” Other Emmy winners include Comedy Central (16 nominations, with “Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” up for Outstanding Variety Series) Lifetime (12 noms, including Outstanding Directing for movie “Ring of Fire”), Sundance (10, with “Top of the Lake” for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie) and History (10, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie for “The Bible.”)

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