Streaming Companies Netflix and Amazon Win Big at the Emmy Awards

A view of the atmosphere at the Television Academy’s 66th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at The Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

Netflix and Amazon, two streaming giants, have once again proved themselves at awards shows. 15 Emmys were awarded in total between the two, 6 for Amazon and 9 for Netflix.

Netflix was nominated for 54 Emmys this year, an increase of 20 from last years 34 nominations. Only HBO, with 94, beat out Netflix for sheer number of nominations. Netflix’s total awards now total at 90.

Amazon was nominated for 16 Emmys this year, a 25% increase from 2015’s 12 nominations.


Emmy Wins for Netflix:

Bloodline – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Ben Mendelsohn

Masters of None – Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Aziz Ansari & Alan Yang

Patton Oswalt: Talking of Clapping – Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

Jessica Jones – Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

Making a Murderer – Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series

Making a Murderer – Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming

Making a Murderer – Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming

Making a Murderer – Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming

What Happened, Miss Simone? – Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special


Emmy Wins for Amazon:

Transparent – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Transparent – Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Transparent – Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program

Mozart in the Jungle – Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series

The Man in the High Castle – Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series

The Man in the High Castle – Outstanding Main Title Design

These wins are great news for cord cutters, showing that we really are getting high quality content. Not that we needed anymore proof beyond the great shows we watch!

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