The online television sensation "House of Cards" made Emmy history Thursday, showing the unfolding revolution in how we receive and watch video entertainment.

The Netflix show took a top drama series nomination, which marked the first time the television's leading awards have recognized a program delivered online as equal in quality to the best that TV has to offer.

Although online entries have been allowed since 2007, so far Internet shows had popped up only in lower-profile categories. That changed with the 65th Primetime Emmys.

"It certainly is a marker of the new era. ... It will send shock waves through the industry," said Tim Brooks, a TV historian and former network executive.

"It's really groundbreaking," Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix, said of the political thriller’s nine nominations. "It's beyond our most bold expectations. We were thinking a single nomination would be a win... It's as much a win for Internet television as it is for the content creators."

The most Emmy nominations, 17, went to "American Horror Story: Asylum." Close behind was "Game of Thrones" with 16 nods, while "Saturday Night Live" and the Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" earned 15 nominations each, including nods for stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.

The major broadcast networks were shut out of the prestigious category for best drama series, a repeat of last year and a particular blow with the entry of Netflix's streamed drama.

Latino performers also earned acknowledgement for their comedic performances.

Sofia Vergara received her fourth consecutive nomination for  the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on “Modern Family.”

The ABC comedy got six nods total, including a nomination for best comedy series.

Louis C.K. got his fourth nomination as well for best actor in a comedy series for his eponymous series “Louie,” which was also nominated for best comedy series.  

Here is a full list of nominees in major categories for the 2013 Emmy Awards:

Drama Series: "Breaking Bad," AMC; "Downton Abbey," PBS; "Game of Thrones," HBO; "Homeland," Showtime; "House of Cards," Netflix; "Mad Men," AMC.

Comedy Series: "The Big Bang Theory," CBS; "Girls," HBO; "Louie," FX Networks; "Modern Family," ABC; "30 Rock," NBC; "Veep," HBO.

Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie: "American Horror Story: Asylum," FX Networks; "Behind the Candelabra," HBO; "The Bible," HISTORY; "Phil Spector," HBO; "Political Animals," USA; "Top of the Lake," Sundance Channel.

Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad," AMC; Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey," PBS; Damian Lewis, "Homeland," Showtime; Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards," Netflix; Jon Hamm, "Mad Men," AMC; Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom," HBO.

Actress, Drama Series: Vera Farmiga, "Bates Motel," A&E; Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey," PBS; Claire Danes, "Homeland," Showtime; Robin Wright, "House of Cards," Netflix; Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men," AMC; Connie Britton, "Nashville," ABC; Kerry Washington, "Scandal," ABC.

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Bobby Cannavale, "Boardwalk Empire," HBO; Jonathan Banks, "Breaking Bad," AMC; Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad," AMC; Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey," PBS; Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones," HBO; Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland," Showtime.

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad," AMC; Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey," PBS; Emilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones," HBO; Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife," CBS; Morena Baccarin, "Homeland," Showtime; Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men," AMC.

Actor, Comedy Series: Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development," Netflix; Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS; Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes," Showtime; Don Cheadle, "House of Lies," Showtime; Louis C.K., "Louie," FX Networks; Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock," NBC.

Actress, Comedy Series: Laura Dern, "Enlightened," HBO; Lena Dunham, "Girls," HBO; Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie," Showtime; Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation," NBC; Tina Fey, "30 Rock," NBC; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO.

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Adam Driver, "Girls," HBO; Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family," ABC; Ed O'Neill, "Modern Family," ABC; Ty Burrell, "Modern Family," ABC; Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live," NBC; Tony Hale, "Veep," HBO.

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS; Jane Lynch, "Glee," FOX; Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family," ABC; Julie Bowen, "Modern Family," ABC; Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie," Showtime; Jane Krakowski, "30 Rock," NBC; Anna Chlumsky, "Veep," HBO.

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra," HBO; Matt Damon, "Behind the Candelabra," HBO; Toby Jones, "The Girl," HBO; Benedict Cumberbatch, "Parade's End," HBO; Al Pacino, "Phil Spector," HBO.

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Asylum," FX Networks; Laura Linney, "The Big C: Hereafter," Showtime; Helen Mirren, "Phil Spector," HBO; Sigourney Weaver, "Political Animals," USA; Elisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake," Sundance Channel.

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: James Cromwell, "American Horror Story: Asylum," FX Networks; Zachary Quinto, "American Horror Story: Asylum," FX Networks; Scott Bakula, "Behind the Candelabra," HBO; John Benjamin Hickey, "The Big C: Hereafter," Showtime; Peter Mullan, "Top of the Lake," Sundance Channel.

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Asylum," FX Networks; Imelda Staunton, "The Girl," HBO; Ellen Burstyn, "Political Animals," USA; Charlotte Rampling, "Restless," Sundance Channel; Alfre Woodard, "Steel Magnolias," Lifetime.

Reality Program: "Antiques Roadshow," PBS; "Deadliest Catch," Discovery Channel; "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," Food Network; "MythBusters," Discovery Channel; "Shark Tank," ABC; "Undercover Boss," CBS.

Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race," CBS; "Dancing With the Stars," ABC; "Project Runway," Lifetime; "So You Think You Can Dance," FOX; "Top Chef," Bravo; "The Voice," NBC.

Variety Series: "The Colbert Report," Comedy Central; "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central; "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC; "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," NBC; "Real Time With Bill Maher," HBO; "Saturday Night Live," NBC.

Children's Program: "Good Luck Charlie," Disney Channel; "iCarly," Nickelodeon; "Nick News With Linda Ellerbee — Forgotten But Not Gone: Kids, HIV & AIDS, Nickelodeon; "The Weight of the Nation for Kids: Quiz Ed!," HBO; "A YoungArts Masterclass," HBO.

Based on reporting by The Associated Press.

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