Internet Drama 'House of Cards' Starring Kevin Spacey Wins 9 Emmy Nominations

Hollywood virtuoso breaks ground by being part of first Internet series to be recognized by Emmys.
3:11 | 07/19/13

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Transcript for Internet Drama 'House of Cards' Starring Kevin Spacey Wins 9 Emmy Nominations
And finally tonight, our "person of the week" has rocked the entertainment world. His new series, house of cards, just won nine emmy nominations. It's the first internet drama in history to do so. Kevin spacey says, hollywood keeps making so many comic books and action movies, so he had a hutch people would find the thinking man thrillers on hom screens. Of all the things I hold in high regard, rules are not one of them. Breaking rules, kevin spacey plays one of the most delicious villains of all time in house of cards. You seem far too relaxed. You shouldn't be. And he did it on the internet. It's the theme of his life. Take a risk for what you love. I would have to say I think that when you move toward the things that frighten you, when you walk down the road, you haven't walked down before, when you're more interested in the things you don't know than the things you do know, yeah, it's a little scary, but it opens new doors. And it's hard to find a door he hasn't pass tlud. You know, he's a singer. ♪ have you ever seen him dance? Be careful, if he hears you run, he can nail you. Who else would better impersonate jack nicholson than jack nicholson. Another day, another $50,000. This is a walk-in. And it's still legend at saturday night live, kevin spacey, doing chris watt kin, auditioning to be han, solo. He tells me your looking for ald ron system. It was very funny. A few months after I had done that saturday night live sketch, I ran into christopher walken at a party. I didn't know him all that well. And he walked up to me and he sort of looked at me with that remarkably blank face and he went, I saw your little sketch. It was funny, ha ha. Kevin spacey, the kind of deck tath lon actor who won oscars for the usual suspects and for american beauty. Now this week celebrated for something new again. But he told us, he's been thinking about when he started out and one of the nicest guys in town, jack lemon became his mentor and taught him, be sure to send the elevator back down to help others coming up. It's one of the great things about being an actor is that you get this chance to put yourself in other people's shoes, to live in someone else's ideas, to walk around in their clothes. And when you're forced to do that by your profession, it's a lot harder to be prejudiced. It's a lot hath harder to be intolerant. I always like to say because jack lemon was such a big influence on my life and such a mentor, that if we all just kept a little twist of lemen in our hearts, we're going to be okay. But every new door can be a door to understanding and discovery. And so we choose kevin spacey.

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