Emmys: 'House of Cards' Receives Nom in Wake of 'This Is Us' Disqualification (Exclusive)

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The Netflix drama series House of Cards is picking up an unexpected seventh 2017 Emmy nomination, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

On Friday, more than three weeks after the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced its annual nominations, the TV Academy rescinded This Is Us' nomination for the Emmy for outstanding contemporary costumes for a series, limited series or movie because — as first reported by THR — the majority of the episode did not take place in the required contemporary time period. That opened up a slot in the category alongside HBO's Big Little Lies, Fox's Empire, Netflix's Grace and Frankie and Amazon's Transparent.

In a statement on Friday afternoon, a TV Academy representative told THR, "The sixth-place vote-getter — now the fifth nomination — will be identified by the accountants and will be revealed when the Television Academy's final round viewing platform opens on Monday."

According to sources, House of Cards is moving into that slot, in recognition of the ninth episode of its fifth season, "Chapter 61," which aired May 30. The nomination will be shared by Johanna Argan, Kemal Harris, Jessica Wenger and Steffany Bernstein-Pratt.

The TV Academy told THR that it is unable to confirm this information at this time.