Netflix' series House of Cards and Arrested Development both gathered several major Emmy nominations during Thursday morning's announcement of the 65th annual Awards.

House of Cards (Netflix link), the Kevin Spacey-helmed political drama, did particularly well, gathering nominations in major categories such as best drama, best lead actor in a drama (Spacey), best lead actress in a drama (Robin Wright), and outstanding directing for a drama series (David Fincher).

The fourth season of Arrested Development (Netflix link), reborn on Netflix after its initial run on Fox, grabbed three nominations including a nod towards Jason Bateman for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series.

A changing landscape

The Emmys didn't consider online shows eligible for award consideration until 2008, however the nominations for House and Arrested mark the first time online-offerings have been recognized for major categories.

This may mark a milestone for the online medium, as in the past year, on-demand services such as NetflixAmazon, and even AOL have invested in bringing top-shelf talent into their platforms proving that the best TV may no longer be on TV.

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