Amazon/Netflix Hog Streaming Emmys

Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey Tambor

Amazon’s Transparent celebrated marquee wins at last night’s Emmy Awards, with Jeffrey Tambor nabbing his second consecutive Emmy for best actor in a comedy series and Jill Soloway taking best directing in a comedy series for the episode, “Man on the Land.”

Netflix, however, dominated in terms of overall awards among streaming services. Ben Mendelsohn won best supporting actor in a drama series for Bloodlines. Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang won best writing for a comedy series for an episode of Master of None called “Parents.” Comedian Patton Oswalt won for best writing for a variety special with Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping.

Adding to its haul, Netflix’s Making a Murderer grabbed two Emmys; one for writing for a nonfiction program; another for best documentary or nonfiction series. What Happened, Miss Simone also won for documentary or nonfiction special, Cartel Land for sound editing for a nonfiction program as well as exceptional merit for documentary filmmaking, and Marvel’s Jessica Jones for original title theme music.

Amazon did also claim a sound mixing award for Mozart in the Jungle and cinematography for The Man in the High Castle.

‘Park Bench with Steve Buscemi’

Outside of the two big streamers, only one other entrant won – AOL’s Park Bench with Steve Buscemi for short form variety series.

Where to watch the winners

To watch Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle and The Man in the High Castle, you need an Amazon Prime subscription.

To view Bloodlines, Master of None, Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping, Making a Murderer, What Happened Miss Simone, Cartel Land and Marvel’s Jessica Jones, you must subscribe to Netflix.

You can watch Park Bench with Steve Buscemi for free at

Here’s a ‘Sneak Peek’ from Season 2:



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