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LOS ANGELES -- The Netflix series "House of Cards" is making Emmy history.

The political intrigue saga received a best drama series nomination Thursday. It's the first top Emmy nod for a program delivered online, not on TV. The series received a total of nine bids, including acting nominations for stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

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.

The Emmys will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and air Sept. 22 on CBS.

Here are the nominees in the major categories:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

- "Breaking Bad"

- "Downton Abbey"

- "Game of Thrones"

- "Homeland"

- "Mad Men"

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OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

- "The Big Bang Theory"

- "Girls"

- "Louie"

- "Modern Family"

- "30 Rock"

- "Veep"

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LEAD ACTOR IN DRAMA SERIES

- Bryan Cranston as Walter Whitein "Breaking Bad"

- Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Granthamin "Downton Abbey"

- Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in "Homeland"

- Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood in "House of Cards"

- Jon Hamm as Don Draper in "Mad Men"

- Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy in "The Newsroom"

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SUPPORTING ACTOR IN DRAMA SERIES

- Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti in "Boardwalk Empire"

- Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut in "Breaking Bad"

- Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in "Breaking Bad"

- Jim Carter as Mr. Carson in "Downton Abbey"

- Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in "Game of Thrones"

- Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson in "Homeland"

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LEAD ACTRESS IN DRAMA SERIES

- Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in "Bates Motel"

- Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in "Downton Abbey"

- Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in "Homeland"

- Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in "House of Cards"

- Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson in "Mad Men"

- Connie Britton as Rayna James in "Nashville"

- Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in "Scandal"

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SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN DRAMA SERIES

- Anna Gunn as Skyler White in "Breaking Bad"

- Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham in "Downton Abbey"

- Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in "Game of Thrones"

- Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in "The Good Wife"

- Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody in "Homeland"

- Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris in "Mad Men"

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LEAD ACTOR IN COMEDY SERIES

- Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth in "Arrested Development"

- Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in "The Big Bang Theory"

- Matt LeBlanc as himself in "Episodes"

- Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan in "House of Lies"

- Louis C.K. as Louie in "Louie"

- Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy in "30 Rock"

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SUPPORTING ACTOR IN COMEDY SERIES

- Adam Driver as Adam Sackler in "Girls"

- Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett in "Modern Family"

- Ed O'Neill as Jay Protchett in "Modern Family"

- Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in "Modern Family"

- Bill Hader as various characters in "Saturday Night Live"

- Tony Hale as Gary Walsh in "Veep"

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LEAD ACTRESS IN COMEDY SERIES

- Laura Dern as Amy in "Enlightened"

- Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath in "Girls"

- Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in "Nurse Jackie"

- Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in "Parks and Recreation"

- Tina Fey as Liz Lemon in "30 Rock"

- Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer in "Veep"

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SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN COMEDY SERIES

- Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler in "The Big Bang Theory"

- Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester in "Glee"

- Sofia Vergara as Gloria Pritchett in "Modern Family"

- Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy in "Modern Family"

- Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow in "Nurse Jackie"

- Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney in "30 Rock"

- Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer in "Veep"

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OUTSTANDING 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

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OUTSTANDING HOST FOR REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION

- Ryan Seacrest for "American Idol"

- Betty White for "Betty White's Off Their Rockers"

- Tom Bergeron for "Dancing With The Stars"

- Heidi Klum / Tim Gunn for "Project Runway"

- Cat Deeley for "So You Think You Can Dance"

- Anthony Bourdain for "The Taste"

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OUTSTANDING VARIETY SERIES

- "The Colbert Report"

- "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"

- "Jimmy Kimmel Live"

- "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"

- "Real Time With Bill Maher"

- "Saturday Night Live"

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By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer

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