Netflix isn’t the only streaming video service in the running for a Golden Globe this year. Amazon just nabbed its first-ever nomination from the high-profile entertainment award show, thanks to its hit comedy Transparent from Amazon Studios.
Transparent has been nominated for Best Television Comedy alongside other titles like HBO’s Girls and Silicon Valley. The Amazon series starring Jeffrey Tambor as a transgender father has a high chance of taking the Golden Globe this year, if the show’s success is any indication. Transparent debuted to rave reviews from fans and critics alike, and its second season was greenlit by Amazon Studios only two weeks after its premiere. Tambor also received a nod for Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Comedy, and was the only nominated actor hailing from a digital comedy. However, Amazon’s show still has its work cut out for it. Transparent is up against Netflix’s very popular Orange Is the New Black in the Best Comedy category.
Netflix unsurprisingly earned several more Golden Globe nominations for House of Cards, including Best Television Drama. Kevin Spacey is up for Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Drama for his starring role in the series, while his counterpart Robin Wright was nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Drama (an award which she won last year).
Finally, Netflix received two nominations for Orange Is the New Black: Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Comedy for Taylor Schilling’s lead role of Piper Chapman, and Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Television Series thanks to Uzo Aduba as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren.
Amazon’s two nominations for Transparent may look meager compared to Netflix’s six for its shows and acting talent, but it’s definitely an encouragement to Amazon Studios they’re on the right track to producing high-quality, critically-acclaimed digital entertainment.