Cable networks dominate Emmys, Netflix picks up first award

|By:, SA News Editor

Time Warner's (TWX) HBO has won the most primetime Emmy Awards this year, picking up 27 trophies, including for "Veep," "The Newsroom," and "Boardwalk Empire."

AMC Networks (AMCX) won best drama for "Breaking Bad."

CBS's (CBS) Showtime picked up seven awards, including best actress for Claire Danes in "Homeland." In total, CBS won 16 trophies.

Disney's (DIS) ABC garnered four prizes, such as for best comedy for "Modern Family."

Netflix (NFLX) won three Emmys out of 14 nominations, the key one being a best director nod for David Finch for "House of Cards." The victory was the first win in a major category for an online video distributor and further cemented Netflix's status as a contender in Hollywood.