Kevin Spacey visited a real-life “House of Cards” Monday night at Netflix’s month-long Emmy FYSEE exhibit to help launch Season 5 of his award-winning drama series. While the streaming network staged a massive Emmy kickoff party on Sunday full of 50+ celebs, all eyes were now on Spacey as he walked through the immersive experience in Beverly Hills.
Dozens of props, costumes and more are showcased throughout the colossal 24,000-square-foot space, including a life-size house of cards with cartoony images of Spacey and Robin Wright depicted as — what else? — the king and queen. Other notable Netflix exhibits include a “Stranger Things” room with prop bicycles, an “Orange is the New Black” wall with real oranges, and “The Crown’s” titular crown, costumes and dishware.
After enjoying the pre-party reception at the FYSEE space, Space was escorted next door to the Samuel Goldwyn Theater where Emmy voters watched the Season 5 premiere in advance of its Tuesday, May 30 debut. Ted Sarandos, the Chief Content Officer for Netflix, moderated a fun one-on-one Q&A with Spacey in which the two-time Oscar winner — “The Usual Suspects” (supporting, 1995) and “American Beauty” (lead, 1999) — got to show off his impressions of Bill Clinton and Jack Lemmon.
The first four seasons of “House of Cards” have amassed six Emmy wins from 46 nominations, including four consecutive bids for Spacey as Best Drama Actor and four more as a producer of the Best Drama Series contender. Here are the show’s six Emmy victories (and counting):
2013 – Best Drama Directing, David Fincher
2013 – Best Drama Casting
2013 – Best Single-Camera Cinematography
2014 – Best One-Hour Sound Mixing
2015 – Best Drama Guest Actor, Reg E. Cathey
2015 – Best Music Composition
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