'House of Cards,' 'Henrietta Lacks' docudrama among Emmy nominees with Baltimore ties – Baltimore Sun

The Netflix series “House of Cards” and HBO docudramas “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” and “The Wizard of Lies” are among the productions with local ties that earned Emmy Award nominations Thursday.

“House of Cards,” the political drama that films in the Baltimore area, received six nominations, including for best drama. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are nominated in the lead actor and actress categories for their portrayals of Frank and Claire Underwood. Michael Kelly, who plays chief of staff Doug Stamper, is up for best supporting actor.

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” which tells the epic of the Turner Station woman and Johns Hopkins patient whose cells were developed into the first immortal cell line, is up for best TV film. The Oprah Winfrey-starring film was filmed in Baltimore.

Nominated in the same category is “The Wizard of Lies,” an HBO docudrama approximately Bernie Madoff directed by Baltimore native Barry Levinson. Robert De Niro is also up for best lead actor in a limited series or film for his portrayal of Madoff.

“Saturday Night Live” and the HBO sci-fi drama “Westworld” led the pack with 22 nominations each.

The Emmys are scheduled to air Sept. 17 on CBS, with Stephen Colbert as host.

See the full list of nominees here.

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