The future of TV is here: Netflix and Amazon will face off for a Golden Globe

December 11, 2014 2:49 PM

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While Academy Awards handicappers are preoccupied with the movie categories at The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, the most intriguing faceoff is occurring over on the television side: Netflix vs. Amazon. The two streaming services are going head to head for the first time in the best musical/comedy series category, where Amazon’s Transparent will be facing off against Netflix’s Orange is the New Black.

The nominations are a huge coup for Amazon, which received its first major award nominations ever for its first great series, Transparent: best musical/comedy series and best actor in a musical/comedy for Jeffrey Tambor. It represents an important step forward for the upstart content provider, in it...

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