Amazon or Netflix may become the first Internet streaming company to earn an Emmy Award for best series.
Amazon’s Transparent, in which Jeffrey Tambor stars as a transgender woman, was nominated for outstanding comedy series alongside Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Netflix also received nominations in the outstanding drama series category with House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, which competed last year in the comedy series category.
Amazon (AMZN) has received 12 Emmy nominations in all, and this will be the first time that the online service competes for an award. It won two Golden Globes earlier this year for Transparent. Netflix (NFLX) received a total of 34 nominations, up from 31 last year and 14 the year before, according to CNN.
It will be tough for the streaming companies to compete against ABC’s Modern Family, which has won the Emmy for five consecutive years and is tied with Frasier for the most awards in that category.
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