‘House of Cards’ Nominee Michael Kelly Tries to Explain How a Horrible Character Became an Emmy Favorite

‘House of Cards’ Nominee Michael Kelly Tries to Explain How a Horrible Character Became an Emmy Favorite
An edited version of this story about Michael Kelly first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

In 2013, Beau Willimon’s political series “House of Cards” became the first original series to be produced by Netflix, and the first streaming show to be nominated for Emmys. Six years later, it’s the most-nominated streaming series in history, with 56 noms spread out over its six seasons.

But the show had a rocky final season, cutting ties with star Kevin Spacey after multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and retooling the entire season without his character, Frank Underwood, after shooting most of the first two episodes.

The season ended up with three Emmy nominations, the least it has ever received. But two of those three went to actors who’ve been here before: Robin Wright, who has been nominated every season for playing Frank’s wife, Claire,
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