Emmys 2013: Kevin Spacey sees 'new paradigm' courtesy of Netflix

Los Angeles Times reporter Jessica Gelt chats with the celebs at the 65th Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Kevin Spacey looked every bit the consummate politician walking the red carpet at the Emmys on Sunday.

He had good reason: He was the No. 1 spokesman for Netflix and its hit show, the political potboiler "House of Cards," in which he plays plotting Sen. Francis Underwood.

"This represents a new paradigm for the industry," he said of the show's Emmy nominations, the first of their kind for a streaming-only show. "It shows that the academy has a modern, progressive streak."


It's also good for television itself, he added.

"More companies are going to step forward to do this kind of thing, so more shows will be produced, more actors will be hired, more work done. ... It's good for the economy as well," he said.

Does he watch other Netflix shows?

After a moment if hesitation, he said that he was a great fan of many of the shows nominated tonight.

"I'm a big fan of 'Breaking Bad' and 'Dexter,'" he said.

[Updated, 9: 21 p.m. Sept. 22: Video was added to this post.]


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