Netflix show 'House of Cards' nets handful of Emmy noms 

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  • Actor Kevin Spacey, Shirlyn Wong, actor Willem Dafoe and producer Dana Brunetti speak onstage at the premiere of Love's Routine, the winning US film from the Trigger Street Productions Presents Jameson First Shot competition at the Wythe Hotel on June 19, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York.

The major networks don’t just have cable competition to deal with anymore: Online streaming site Netflix scored big by getting Primetime Emmy nominations for its series “House of Cards,” starring Kevin Spacey.

The show received nine nods in all, including for outstanding drama series.

Another Netflix show, “Orange is the New Black,” is getting even more critical acclaim, though it began airing too late for this year’s awards. The phrase “game-changer” is of course making the rounds in entertainment outlets.

“To some, this is a moment reminiscent of the days when cable channels like HBO first began to challenge the dominance of broadcast networks like ABC,” said The New York Times. Bring it on.

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