Netflix began in 1998 as a DVD-by-mail delivery system. Then in 2007, it started streaming movies and television shows online. It was only natural in 2013 that Netflix would begin producing original shows of their own, with breakout series “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” becoming instant hits. And in recent years they’ve brought back series that previously aired on network TV, including “Arrested Development” and “Gilmore Girls.” Click through our photo gallery above highlighting the Top 34 Netflix originals, from “Stranger Things” to “Fuller House.”
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For a network that has only been in the Emmy race for three years they’ve amassed a whopping 133 nominations and gone on to win 23 of those races. Of those wins, documentary “Making a Murderer” made history as the first show to win a program award at the Emmys for Netflix. Other notable Emmy victories have included:
Best Drama Supporting Actor (Ben Mendelsohn) in 2016
“House of Cards”
Best Drama Directing (David Fincher) in 2013
Best Drama Guest Actor (Reg E. Cathey) in 2015
“Master of None”
Best Comedy Writing (Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang) in 2016
“Orange is the New Black”
Best Comedy Guest Actress (Uzo Aduba) in 2014
Best Drama Supporting Actress (Uzo Aduba) in 2015
SAG Awards pick the best TV of 2016: ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’ win series prizes
Currently none of Netlflix’s original dramas or comedies have won the top prizes for series, lead actor or lead actress. However, all that might be about to change with Peter Morgan’s “The Crown,” Netflix’s most ambitious production to date, costing $125 million. It tells the story of the beginning of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and has a pedigree that’s proven hard to ignore.
“The Crown” has already made history as Netflix’s first Golden Globe series winner when it took home Best Drama Series and also picked up Best Drama Actress for Claire Foy. At the SAG Awards, Foy won Best Drama Actress and John Lithgow prevailed as Best Drama Actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill. Also at SAG, “Orange is the New Black” has won Best Comedy Ensemble the last three years in a row, while “Stranger Things” became the network’s first Best Drama Ensemble victor last month.
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