‘Game of Thrones’ Leads Emmy Nominations

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LOS ANGELES — The fantasy saga “Game of Thrones,” defying the Emmy Awards’ grudging respect for genre fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama series.

The meth kingpin drama “Breaking Bad” was next in line with 16 bids for its final season, including best drama and best actor nod for star Bryan Cranston.

Other top nominees included a pair of ambitious miniseries, “Fargo,” with 18 bids, and “American Horror Story: Coven,” with 17. The AIDS drama “The Normal Heart” received 16 nominations, including best TV movie.

The nominees for best actor in a television drama series announced Thursday morning are: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”; Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”; Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”; Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”; Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective”; Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards.”

The nominees for best actress in a television drama series announced Thursday morning are: Lizzy Caplan…

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SOUNDTRACK YOUR BINGE: Orange Is The New Black releases Soundtrack album just in time for Season 2

Hear! Hear!

If you, like my wife and I, became immediately hooked by Netflix’s bingeable hit Orange is the New Black, and you’re eagerly awaiting the second season so you can marathon the hell out of it, now’s your chance to pick up a copy of the soundtrack album! Among included artists are title-track songstress Regina Spektor, as well as contributions from Kelis, Betty Davis, The Staples Singers, The Velvet Underground & Nico, and much more to sink your aural shiv into. Worried you’ll miss a minute of the show? Don’t worry — “You’ve Got Time” So give it a listen! And if you get the chance, grab a copy on limited edition Orange Vinyl! Season two of the series releases in its entirety on Netflix June 6th.

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Track Listing
1. Regina Spektor – You’ve Got Time
2. Betty Davis – Walkin Up The Road

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Netflix’s Neil Hunt Says Personalized Recommendations Will Replace The Navigation Grid

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Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt said today that the streaming video service will eventually evolve beyond its current navigation scheme, where users have to browse a seemingly endlessly grid of movies and TV shows.

“Our vision is, you won’t see a grid and you won’t see a sea of titles,” s
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‘House of Cards,’ Maryland Reach Agreement

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gov. Martin O’Malley says officials have reached an agreement with the production company that owns the Netflix series “House of Cards” that will keep it in Maryland to film its third season.

O’Malley’s said in an email Friday evening that Maryland and Media Rights Capital had reached an agreement that will give the company a total of $11.5 million in 2014.

O’Malley, who is traveling on state business in Europe, said the amount includes the 2014 Film Production Tax Credit program and $7.5 million in grants.

Media Rights Capital had threatened to move operations out of state if they don’t receive $15 million next season.

“House of Cards’ star Kevin Spacey visited the capital last month during the General Assembly’s 2014 session to urge support for the production.

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