'House Of Cards' Wins Emmy's Director Award

The video streaming service Netflix claimed a victory at the Emmy Awards Sunday night as David Fincher took the Best Director prize for his work on the political drama House of Cards. It was the first time an online video distributor won in a major category.

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The video streaming service Netflix claimed a victory at the Emmy Awards last night. David Fincher took the Best Director prize for his work on the political drama "House of Cards;" the first time an online video distributor won in a major category.

This win could help Netflix establish itself as it seeks to compete for eyeballs and talent, although the cable channels dominated the Emmys - especially HBO - which racked up 27 awards, more than any other outlet.

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