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Online goes primetime as TV stars gather for Emmys

Published on Sep 22, 2013 10:12 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - America's television stars hit the red carpet Sunday for the Emmy awards show, with online drama House Of Cards hoping to come up trumps against more traditional small-screen rivals.

The Netflix political drama starring Kevin Spacey aims to become the first online-only series to win in major categories at the 65th annual Primetime Emmy awards show, the TV world's equivalent of the Oscars.

But it faces stiff competition from critically-acclaimed AMC thriller Breaking Bad, which many are tipping to win the evening's top prize on its fifth nomination.

Terror-themed thriller Homeland and multiple-Emmy winning Mad Men are also in the running for best drama, while American Horror Story: Asylum has the most nominations of all, with 17 nods at the awards gala in Los Angeles.

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