Well our headline is a bit of a broad statement but at last night’s annual Emmy Awards many winners were crowned, but one of the biggest winners and possibly the most era-defining moments was the win for David Fincher who won Best Director for House of Cards.
The reason for this being a big win is that House of Cards is a Netflix-only online exclusive television show, which means that the Emmy win for Fincher is the first ever win for an online television show.
What’s more, other big winners of the night Breaking Bad (best Supporting Actress, Drama Series and Best Drama Series) is shown exclusively here in the UK on Netflix the night after it airs in the US, so is seen as another big win for the company.
Other programs winning on the night included 30 Rock, Modern Family and Nurse Jackie, all of which are series that don’t have a major showcase in the UK but all appear for catch-up via the Netflix.
What this essentially means is that services such as Netflix and LOVEFiLM really are picking up continuous momentum at the moment with more and more customers flocking towards the premium streaming services and now official recognitions for excellence point towards more and more quality programming coming our way via streaming services such as these.
This could also mean that in a year’s time more TV shows like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and the new series of Arrested Development could be the big winners and change the way we watch TV permanently.
The full Emmy 2013 Winners are:
- SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
- WRITING, COMEDY SERIES: Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield, 30 Rock, “Last Lunch” (NBC)
- SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)
- ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
- DIRECTING, COMEDY SERIES: Gail Mancuso, Modern Family, “Arrested” (ABC)
- ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
- ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE: Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter (Showtime)
- WRITING, DRAMA SERIES: Henry Bromell, Homeland, “Q&A” (Showtime)
- SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
- REALITY COMPETITION: The Voice (NBC)
- SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
- ACTOR IN A DRAMA: Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (HBO)
- ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
- DIRECTING, DRAMA SERIES: David Fincher, House of Cards (Netflix)
- WRITING, VARIETY SERIES: The Colbert Report (Comedy Central); head writer: Opus Moreschi; writers: Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Rich Dahm, Barry Julien, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Meredith Scardino, Max Werner, Eric Drysdale, Dan Guterman, Paul Dinello, Nate Charny and Bobby Mort
- DIRECTING, VARIETY SERIES: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
- CHOREOGRAPHY: Derek Hough, Dancing With the Stars, Routines: Hey Pachuco / Para Los Rumberos / Walking on Air (ABC)
- VARIETY SERIES: The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
- WRITING, MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE: Abi Morgan, The Hour (BBC America)
- SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE: James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
- DIRECTING, MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE: Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
- SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE: Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals (USA)
- ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
- MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE: Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
- COMEDY SERIES: Modern Family (ABC)
- DRAMA SERIES: Breaking Bad (AMC)
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