Netflix Shut Out at the Primetime Emmys

Despite high hopes and 31 nominations, Netflix went home empty-handed at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

The digital video giant did capture seven wins at last week’s Creative Arts ceremony. But on Monday night, acclaimed shows “House of Cards,” nominated for acting and directing and drama series, and “Orange Is the New Black” lost in all categories, in addition to the Ricky Gervais starrer “Derek.”

Leading up to the kudocast there was much discussion over how the submission of “Orange Is the New Black” as a comedy would play out, as the show would was vying against HBO’s “Veep” and “Silicon Valley,” FX’s “Louie,” CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory,” and the reigning champion “Modern Family.” Many in the biz thought that the buzz surrounding the prison-set series would work in its favor.

The Emmycast even included a joke from host Seth Meyers about the broadcast networks throwing a big awards ceremony only to give all the trophies to cable and Netflix.

“Orange’s” three wins at Creative Arts included one for Uzo Aduba, but other acting nominees Kate Mulgrew and Taylor Schilling were shut out.

“House of Cards” also claimed just one win of its 13 nominations — in the sound mixing field — a drop from its three category victories last year.

 

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  1. Gary says:

    I think Bryan Cranston was phenomenal throughout the “Breaking Bad” series but I really believe the award should have gone to Kevin Spacey this year.

  2. The Emmy board doesn’t like Netflix because it’s not TV. Too bad TV. Netflix is crying all the way to the bank.

  3. Bart Drennon says:

    I wish netflix would just devote their resources toward a more comprehensive library of DVD’s and the streaming of them. Leave the original programming to all the countless other original content developers.

  4. Fluff says:

    The mere fact that they awarded Julianna Margulies again (for her wooden performance in a network drama that’s up there with the worst soap operas) instead of Robin Wright shows how intentional the Netflix snub was.
    The television industry is scared of Netflix. And they should be. But intentionally snubbing quality shows and performances is not going to diminish the threat to commercial programming or paid cable that Netflix represents, nor the power they have over distribution.

  5. VOTERS DONT GET TO SEE NET FLIX .I AM A BAFTA VOTING MEMBER IN THE UK I DONT HAVE NETFLIX SO AM MISSING GOOD PROGRAMMES WHICH ARE LOST TO NET FLIX PHILIP NEVITSKY MANCHESTER ENGLAND

    • Woody says:

      Academy voters are provided with screeners and codes for netflix. If they don’t get to see them it’s no one’s fault but their own.

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