Digital originals growing their Emmy presence

Netflix dominates the digital award circuit again this year, with 34 nominations, while Amazon's Transparent nabs 11.
July 16, 2015

Original digital content continues to grow its presence on the award circuit.

Netflix remains at the head the pack. Following last year’s impressive 31 nominations, the streaming platforms scored 34 nominations at this year‘s Primetime Emmy Awards. House of Cards, notably, nabbed a number of nods, including best actor and actress for the leads Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, as well as outstanding original series. Other Netflix originals to be nominated include Orange is the New Black (outstanding drama series; best supporting actress) and Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt (outstanding comedy series; best guest actress), Bloodline (outstanding lead actor, drama for Kyle Chandler) Grace & Frankie (outstanding lead actress, comedy, for Lily Tomlin).

This year, Amazon joins the list with 12 nominations after being shut out of last year’s awards. Transparent (pictured) nabbed most of the attention, capturing11 nominations, including outstanding comedy series; lead actor, comedy (Jeffrey Tambor); as well as nods for writing and directing in a comedy series. Bosch received a nomination for outstanding title design.

Acorn TV received its first Emmy nomination in the category of outstanding television movie for its Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case. It competes against the likes of made-for-TV movies including Bessie, Killing Jesus and Nightingale. 

Yahoo’s latest season of Community also landed on this year’s list for outstanding stunt coordination.

For those counting, the 2015 Emmy’s are still dominated by linear programming, with HBO nabbing more than 100 nominations, including 24 for the popular Game of Thrones. Showtime, PBS and FX also landed on the list.


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