If last year was a major victory for streaming services winning awards, there’s no doubt that 2015 was a major win for HBO, taking home by far the most Emmy awards of any television channel or streaming service.
But the SVODs were not left empty handed, with some big wins for Amazon and Netflix, with some of the bigger awards including Best Actor in a Comedy Series and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, certainly enough to make an argument that streaming services are at least competing. And let’s also not forget that Netflix and Amazon originals were also nominated for dozens of awards, but there was certainly a bit of a drop off on the total number of wins, seen below:
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Bradley Whitford, Transparent (Amazon)
Best Directing for a Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, Transparent (Amazon)
There’s no doubt streaming services will continue to compete, but have they hit a critical mass at awards shows? We doubt it, and expect the number of SVOD originals competing for these awards will only continue to increase.
Watch the Emmy intro below, hosted by Andy Samberg, known comedic genius: