“The fact that there’s been so much talk about whether the series would break through, would the Academy be able to recognize a series being discovered in such a new way, the fact that we not only did that but that we got nine nominations is an incredible acknowledgement of the work we’ve done,” said Kevin Spacey, who was nominated for his role on the Netflix original series “House of Cards.”

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“The pressure we feel about doing a great season two is pressure we’ve applied to ourselves,” said the actor. “We have a very high bar and we’re having a really fun time putting together season two.”

Spacey said he was surprised that the show’s writer Beau Willimon was overlooked. “I’m a little stunned that Beau Willimon hasn’t been recognized for writing,” said Spacey. “None of us who have been nominated could have done what we did if Beau hadn’t put together this remarkable script. If people like this series, they like it bc of the things we do and say.”