Amazon original series won the battle of streaming services at the 2015 Emmy Awards, taking home five trophies to Netflix’s four. This year, Amazon is looking to push its nomination total from 12 in 2015 even further up with a slew of original programs sent out in their Emmy FYC mailer that all hope to join “Transparent” in the winner’s circle. See photos above.
The online giant took advantage of its prime shipping by sending out its FYC Emmy mailer in their signature brown box, this time covered in critical praise for many of its original series. Included in the mailer are four comedies: “Transparent” starring last year’s Best Comedy Actor champ Jeffery Tambor, Critics’ Choice nominee “Catastrophe,” Golden Globe Comedy/Musical Series winner “Mozart in the Jungle” which also claimed the Comedy Actor Globe for Gael Garcia Bernal, and “Red Oats” starring Emmy nominee Paul Reiser.
Also included were drama contenders “Bosch,” “The Man in the High Castle” and “Hand of God,” children’s programs “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street” and “Just Add Magic,” limited series contender “Mad Dogs,” reality series “The Fashion Fund” and documentary “The New Yorker Presents.”
Selected episodes of each of the Amazon’s originals were included on six different discs within the main folder. Amazon also included a passcode that lets Emmy voters go to their FYC site and watch full seasons of their programming. Do you think Amazon will take another giant leap into the Emmy race?
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