Netflix has won an Emmy for drama directing in online TV programming. Its “House of Cards” bagged the coveted award. This is the first time an online show has been given an Emmy.
Netflix is high on a happy ride. It has just won three Emmys for its online show called “House of Cards”. Over 14 nominations had been made for Netflix shows and nine of these were for “House of Cards” alone. Various other shows on Netflix had been nominated too but the prizes for these went to other networks.
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Meanwhile, David Fincher won the best director of drama award for “House of Cards”. A decade and a half after The Sopranos earned the best TV drama award, this time the Emmys have entered cyberspace. Netflix already comes out with five shows per year. Next year, this amount is expected to more than double.
Netflix plans to overtake HBO before the famous company has a chance to respond in kind. Over $300 million have been allocated to shows such as House of Cards, Hemlock Grove and Orange is the New Black. Kevin Spacey, the movie star who appeared in House of Cards also backed Netflix in its endeavors. He spoke of how you have to give the people what they wanted, when they wanted it, at a reasonable cost. That according to him was the only formula that worked. Content is king and it was the only thing that ultimately mattered.
Netflix has been the best television program provider and it has a reputation to maintain. With an Emmy among its accomplishments it has more than one reason to take pride in itself.