Emmy '13 Spotlight: Lead Actor in a Drama

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Kevin Spacey - 'House of Cards'

September 10, 2013

Some would see House of Cards as a risky return to TV for Kevin Spacey after more than 20 years.

The series is not on a traditional network, but hosted by Netflix; one of the internet streaming service's first forays into original content.

It seems for Spacey, however, that the risk paid off. His role as Frances Underwood, an ambitious politician with sights on the White House, has earned him a Lead Actor nod in the show's inaugural season, one of 14 for Netflix in its first Emmy campaign.

Whether Spacey can win remains to be seen. But if we've learned anything from his ruthless House of Cards character, it's that one should never count him out.

Check out our other Emmy Spotlight galleries:

Lead Actress in a Comedy

Lead Actor in a Comedy

Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Supporting Actress in a Drama

Supporting Actor in a Drama

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