Netflix Sweeping up Nods for the 66th Emmy Awards

Netflix Sweeping up Nods for the 66th Emmy Awards

Written by: Catherine Satcher

Netflix shocked everyone this year as they racked up several Emmy nominations. Last year Netflix’s claim to fame came with 14 Emmy nominations and their recognition as the first web-based service to be nominated for original programming. Orange is The New Black led the comedy series category with 12 nominations including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy with Taylor Schilling and for Outstanding Comedy Series. The series fell right behind the most nominated Netflix series, House of Cards, with 13 noms. Even its newest comedy series, Derek, scored a nomination with lead actor Ricky Gervais.

Unlike Netflix with an outstanding 31 nominations, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video, were left without a single nomination. At this point Netflix appears far ahead of it’s competitors, reigning over web-based content rivals.

AOL received it’s first nominationin Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program category featuring an AOL Original, Park Bench With Steve Buscemi. The nomination came with much merriment for the company just started creating its original series three years ago.

HBO took home the gold with a record 99 nominations accumulated with Game of Thrones, True Detective, and others. Matthew McConaughey received his first ever nod for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role in HBO’s True Detective. McConaughey commented on his recognition saying he was “honored to be nominated with such a talented field of actors.”

With the exceptional talent and newly recognized digital platforms in this year’s Emmy Nominations everyone is excited to see who will pull out on top.

The Emmys will commence August 25 on NBC. Check out the full list of nominees here.