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Netflix Beats Out Traditional Cable Broadcasters To Rack Up Golden Globe Nominations


The Golden Age of Television might also be the beginning of the slow decline of traditional cable and network programming — at least that’s what this year’s 2015 Golden Globe nominations seem to indicate. The streaming service garnered eight nominations, with the cable networks HBO and Starz following at a close second with seven nominations each.

Out of Netflix’s three nominated shows, Orange is the New Blackand Narcos rounded up two nominations per program, while the dramas House of Cards and Bloodline and the comedies Master of None and Grace and Frankie each received one.

HBO is the only dual-entertainment provider among the bevvy of video streaming platforms and cable and network channels proffering both its traditional premium cable channel and both its HBO Now and HBO Go services. Despite this perceived advantage, 2015 marks the first time in 10 years that the network has not led the Golden Globes nominations race.

How did the other video streaming providers do for the Golden Globes nominations this year? The answer is not too shabby: Amazon racked up three nominations for its groundbreaking comedy-dramaTransparent and two for its classical music-inspired series Mozart in the Jungle, and Hulu scored a nom for the first time ever for its new original show Casual.

Netflix’s first original film Beasts of No Nation gave the online streaming service its final nom, as well as a first as a film distributor. Because the film was also released in theaters for a limited run, Beasts of No Nation is also up for other traditional industry awards (here’s looking at you, Oscars).