Matthew McConaughey (left) and Woody Harrelson in 'True Detective'.
Don’t worry, Game Of Thrones is also nominated in many categories.
Television newcomers True Detective, a crime drama from HBO, and Orange Is The New Black, a dark prison comedy from Netflix, racked up a dozen Emmy nominations each on Thursday, challenging stalwarts like Breaking Bad and Modern Family.
Online streaming company Netflix Inc more than doubled its nominations for TV’s highest honours last year, reaching 31 as political thriller House Of Cards earned 13 nods.
HBO’s medieval thriller and fan favourite Game Of Thrones led all nominees with 19 and pushed the premium cable service’s overall nods to 99, the most of any network for the 14th year in a row.
While cable and online streaming fared well, the broadcast networks were once again shut out of the top competition, best drama. Last year’s winner, AMC’s drug tale Breaking Bad, will compete there for its final season, along with the network’s ad world drama Mad Men, House Of Cards, PBS’ British period drama Downton Abbey, Game Of Thrones and True Detective.
True Detective, which follows a sadistic crime spree in rural Louisiana, earned best actor in a drama nominations for both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, some of the biggest film stars to move into the thriving television industry.