Winner of Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Tony Hale and winner of Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, speak onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
What did Maryland have to do with the 2013 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles? Plenty, if you know your television trivia.
VEEP, the HBO comedy series about a female vice president, andHouse of Cards, the ground-breaking Netflix drama about political gamesmanship in Washington, are both filmed in Maryland.Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who once attended school in Bethesda, won best lead actor in a comedy for her starring role in VEEP, and Tony Hale won best supporting actor for his role as Veep Selina Meyer's spineless staffer, Gary.
House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey, got three Emmy wins, including for David Fincher, named Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
Gov. Martin O'Malley apparently appreciated the attention to these award-winners and, by association, to Maryland.
"Congrats to @VeepHBO and @HouseofCards on the Emmy Awards last night—two excellent shows filmed in Maryland," he tweeted Monday morning.