Netflix may be relatively new to the film and TV awards circuit, but the streaming-service-turned-studio is continuing to make its presence felt. On Wednesday, nominations were announced for the 2016 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, and Netflix came away with 10 nods — more than any other studio.
The majority of the streamer’s nominations were for its TV content, with five original series or specials pulling in eight television nominations. Actors and casts from A Very Murray Christmas, Orange Is the New Black, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Daredevil, and House of Cards were recognized, with House of Cards accounting for three nods on its own. No show scored more than three.
Showtime’s Homeland and HBO’s Game of Thrones each tied House of Cards with their own trio of nominations, but no network was able to equal Netflix’s total. While HBO offered up serious competition at the Emmys this year, its six nominations fall short of the streaming service’s eight. Showtime came in with the third most in television, landing five nods. Both HBO and Showtime’s nominations came from three series apiece.
As far as rival streamers go, Netflix was well ahead of the curve. Hulu wasn’t nominated at all, and only one Amazon show made the cut: Transparent. The comedy series did, however, get nominated in two categories and has proven formidable at previous awards shows.
On the film front, Netflix didn’t lead the pack — that honor would go to box office giant Universal Studios — but it did score a respectable two nominations for its first original movie, Beasts of No Nation. One nod came for the film’s cast, while the other acknowledged actor Idris Elba’s performance in a supporting role.
SAG Award winners will be determined after the voting by SAG members ends on January 29. The winners will be announced during the live awards ceremony airing on January 30 on TNT and TBS.
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