HBO's 'Game of Thrones' earns 19 Emmy nominations, Netflix's 'House of Cards' earns 13

By Mihir Shah,

While HBO's Game of Thrones got 19 nods for the Emmys this year, making it the show with the most nods, Netflix's House of Cards earned 13 nods.

HBO got 99 nominations overall for the Emmys, this year whereas Netflix got 31 nods. Netflix also received 12 nods for the prison comedy Orange is the New Black.

The Huffington Post described HBO as the current king of Emmy nominations, but Netflix is now a real threat. Netflix had 14 nominations in 2013, and this year the nods more than just doubled. While online popularity is growing for TV shows, Netflix is efficient in catching up and is more cost-effective for subscribers when compared to HBO.

Right now, Netflix is the seventh on the list of networks for getting nominations, however, it is climbing up the ladder quickly. It is true that HBO has a head start. It won't be long before Netflix catches up. As Netflix grows, the amount of exclusive content is likely to increase and the competition with HBO is going to be more stronger.

According to CBS News, Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum was right about online and cable shows dominating the TV scene by describing it as a "rapidly expanding definition of television."

Resonblum announced the nominations on Thursday morning with host Carson Daly and actress Mindy Kaling at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles.

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