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    With the exception of “Transparent” in the comedy categories, Emmy has been slow to embrace any of Amazon’s original series; Bosch, Hand of God, Red Oaks, Mozart in The jungle and The Man In The High Castle have not broken into the major Emmy races. Compared to Netflix which has broken into major categories with nominations for Orange Is The New Black, House of Cards, Grace & Frankie, Master of None and other shows….

    My question is two-fold: #1) Why do you think Amazon hasn’t broken through with other shows besides “Transparent”. Is it a quality issue? Are Amazon’s other shows just not very good? (I’ve never seen any of them so I can’t judge) or is it simply that they haven’t broken through with the audience?

    and #2) do you foresee Amazon entering the races with any of their upcoming shows? Maybe David E. Kelley’s Goliath or Sneaky Pete?

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    The programming on Netflix has immediate audience appeal. The public at large already has an established relationship with Netflix as a content provider.

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    With the exception of “Transparent” in the comedy categories, Emmy has been slow to embrace any of Amazon’s original series; Bosch, Hand of God, Red Oaks, Mozart in The jungle and The Man In The High Castle have not broken into the major Emmy races. Compared to Netflix which has broken into major categories with nominations for Orange Is The New Black, House of Cards, Grace & Frankie, Master of None, Bojack Horseman and other shows….

    My question is two-fold: #1) Why do you think Amazon hasn’t broken through with other shows besides “Transparent”. Is it a quality issue? Are Amazon’s other shows just not very good? (I’ve never seen any of them so I can’t judge) or is it simply that they haven’t broken through with the audience?

    and #2) do you foresee Amazon entering the races with any of their upcoming shows? Maybe David E. Kelley’s Goliath or Sneaky Pete?

    Actually, Bojack Horseman has never received ANY Emmy nominations, Grace and Frankie got shut out save for Lily Tomlin’s name-check nods, and Hand of God got no Emmy love simply because it sucked. I think both Amazon and Netflix get fair Emmy treatment, the shows themselves just have to be good.

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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    With the exception of “Transparent” in the comedy categories, Emmy has been slow to embrace any of Amazon’s original series; Bosch, Hand of God, Red Oaks, Mozart in The jungle and The Man In The High Castle have not broken into the major Emmy races. Compared to Netflix which has broken into major categories with nominations for Orange Is The New Black, House of Cards, Grace & Frankie, Master of None, Bojack Horseman and other shows….

    My question is two-fold: #1) Why do you think Amazon hasn’t broken through with other shows besides “Transparent”. Is it a quality issue? Are Amazon’s other shows just not very good? (I’ve never seen any of them so I can’t judge) or is it simply that they haven’t broken through with the audience?

    and #2) do you foresee Amazon entering the races with any of their upcoming shows? Maybe David E. Kelley’s Goliath or Sneaky Pete?

    Actually, Bojack Horseman has never received ANY Emmy nominations

    Yes, thank you for pointing that out. It was an oversight on my part.

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    jacob121
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    Well Catastrophe on Amazon got a best writing nom this past year – that’s a pretty big nomination apart from Transparent imo.

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    Boidiva02
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    Well Catastrophe on Amazon got a best writing nom this past year – that’s a pretty big nomination apart from Transparent imo.

    Thank you, i totally forgot about that.

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    As someone who watched Mozart in the Jungle, Red Oaks, The Man in The High Castle, and Transparent, theyre just not as good. Transparent is very good and Red Oaks is entertaning, but the others just aren’t great. Amazon’s real critical hits have been small foreign imports like Catastrophe and now Fleabag(fucking incredible, would recommend to anyone) that just don’t build as much buzz, certainly partly to blame on their very short seasons. Catastrophe was able to break through with that writing nod so hopefully it will keep growing, and in an ideal world Fleabag would be a killer.

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    The quality of content is the main issue here. Amazon does not have great programs, sans Transparent and MITJ, while Netflix has so many.

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