Welcome to a new Emmy world.
Well, not all new, of course — but this morning's Emmy nominations did include their share of novelties, most of them welcome. There were breakthrough nominations for Netflix — though more for its remake of House of Cards than for its mostly ignored revival of Arrested Development — and for Sundance for Top of the Lake. There's the full-blown arrival of Louis C.K., who garnered seven nominations, including one for his show Louie, as a TV force. There's even a fairly healthy crew of fresh nominations, like Scandal's Kerry Washington, Bates Motel's Vera Farmiga, Homeland's Morena Baccarin and Mandy Patinkin, Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks and Nashville's Connie Britton, mixed in with the reliable repeats.