Subscription streaming platforms Netflix and Amazon ranked among the top winners at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, last Sunday. Netflix won nine Emmys, although its flagship series, “House of Cars” with 13 nominations, went home empty-handed. Amazon streaming platform – without operations in Latin America – won six awards, some of them in the major categories for its first successful original series “Transparent”.
Netflix, which had received 54 nominations, ranked third, right behind HBO and FX, with 22 and 18 total awards, respectively. The OTT did not get any of the main awards, but won in important categories such as Best Supporting Actor for a Drama Series (Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Aziz Ansari, “Master of none”).
Amazon ranked fifth among the winning networks. Its original series “Transparent” confirmed once again that still is one of the critics’ favorite television shows. The production won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jeffrey Tambor) and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Jill Soloway). Amazon won its first Emmy for “Transparent” in 2015. The third season premieres September 23 in the United States, and season four is confirmed.