“House of Cards”
“House of Cards” writer Beau Willimon, who was overlooked for an Emmy nod Thursday though the Netflix show received nine nods, said, “I was up around eight Eastern Standard Time and I was working because we have a table read tomorrow, and I usually keep my phone off while I work. I decided to take a break, and went down for a walk by the harbor, had some coffee, was sitting on the bench by the water and this flock of ducks paddled by. And I thought, That was a really great opening for the ‘The Sopranos.’ I went back up to continue working, and all the texts had started to come in. It’s been a lot of people working hard for several years, so it’s an incredible achievement.”
“My first call was to my parents. They were ecstatic. They’re out there in St. Louis, and it’s a regular work day for them, and they started getting texts and calls about it but didn’t want to phone me immediately because they were worried they’d interrupt my work!”
Upon hearing what nominations were handed out this morning, “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey mentioned the injustice of Willimon being overlooked by the Academy.
“Hundreds of people have put a huge amount of effort into making the show what it is. Kevin and Robin are the center of our show’s universe and they deserve this more than anyone. Everyone contributes something to ‘House of Cards’ that makes our show unique, and today is just proof that our hard work has paid off.”