Golden Globe Nominations See Netflix and Amazon Battling It Out for the First Time

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The nominations for the Golden Globe Awards – where lovers of the big and the small screen alike can see their favorite stars/productions honored – are here. In an early morning ceremony, Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Paula Patton, and Jeremy Piven announced who will vie for the coveted statutes next month.

As has been the case with other award shows over the past couple of years, Netflix is making a push for press accolades. And for the first time, Amazon is getting in on the fun.

House of Cards was nominated for three awards, including Best Television Series (Drama). Robin Wright was nominated in the Best Lead Actress category for her role as Claire Underwood. As expected, Kevin Spacey was also nominated in the Lead Actor category.

Orange Is The New Black was also invited to the party, nabbing a few nominations. Taylor Schilling was given the nod in the Best Lead Actress (Comedy of Musical) category, and Uzo Aduba was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Crazy Eyes on the popular Netflix original.

But what's really interesting is the Best Television Series (Comedy of Musical) category where, for the first time, Netflix and Amazon are going up against one another for a Golden Globe. In the red corner, Netflix's Orange Is The New Black. And in the other corner, Amazon Studios' Transparent.

Transparent's Jeffrey Tambor was also nominated for Best Actor in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical).

The Hollywood Foreign Press has given Amazon some ammo here in its fight for legitimacy. Tune in on January 11, 2015, to see if the studio can take one home.

Josh Wolford
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