List of accolades received by Netflix

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List of awards won by Netflix
The cast and crew of 'House of Cards' 2014.jpgThe cast and crew of 'Orange is the New Black' 2014.jpg
Cast and crew from House of Cards (left) and Orange Is the New Black (right) with the Peabody Award
Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 204 480
Footnotes

Netflix is an American on-demand internet streaming media provider. The company was founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph on August 29, 1997, in Scotts Valley, California.[1] It specializes in and provides streaming media and video-on-demand online and DVD by mail. In 2013, Netflix expanded into film and television production, as well as online distribution.

Due to entering into production and not only releasing of original content and its reception, Films and tv programs produced and distributed by Netflix were eligible for major awards. On July 18, 2013, Netflix became the first streaming platform to produce a tv program specifically for streaming and to earn major nominations and eventually win a Primetime Emmy Award. Also House of Cards became the first online-only web television program to be nominated and its pilot episode, "Chapter 1", was the first webisode of a television series to win an Emmy.

On January 12, 2014, Robin Wright (House of Cards) was the first actress to be nominated for a web television program produced by streaming platform and to win the award at the Golden Globe Awards. Netflix was also the first high-profile streaming service whose film production company produced a film who earned an Academy Award nomination. In addition, Netflix has earned accolades with different peers groups and associations, including: Television Critics Association Awards, BAFTA Awards, Critics' Choice Television Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and others.

History and achievements[edit]

In 2013, originals like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black received critical acclaim from critics and viewers. As a result, programs produced or streamed by Netflix earned fourteen Primetime Emmy nominations for original online-only web television programs.[2] House of Cards' pilot episode "Chapter 1" was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, becoming the first webisode of a television series to win an Emmy.[3][4] Other nominations included Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Kevin Spacey) and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Robin Wright). On December 11, 2013, Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) and Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) were the leading actors nominated at the Screen Actor Guild Awards. Spacey for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series and Bateman for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series The day after, House of cards and Orange is the new black both earned six Golden Globe Award nominations, including Best Television Series – Drama. On January 12, 2014, Robin Wright (House of Cards) won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her portrayal of Claire Underwood.[5] With the accolade, Wright became the first actress to win a Golden Globe for an online-only web television series.[6] It was also the first award in an acting category for a Netflix's production.[7] Programs streamed and produced by the company also received nominations for the Writers Guild of America Awards, Directors Guild of America Awards and Grammy Awards.

Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) was the first ever transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

On January 12, 2014, The Square was nominated for an Academy Award, Netflix became the first high-profile streaming service to stream a film nominated for an Academy Award. On February, Orange Is the New Black dominated the Satellite Awards winning Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy (Taylor Schilling), Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (Laura Prepon) and Best Cast – Television Series. On the drama side, Robin Wright won for Best Actress – Television Series Drama.[8] Later that year, House of Cards earned a British Academy Television Award nomination for Best International Programme and a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series (Robin Wright). On July 10, 2014, nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced, with programs produced or streamed by Netflix scoring a total of thirty one.[9] Orange Is the New Black earned a total of twelve nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Taylor Schilling), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Kate Mulgrew), Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Jodie Foster) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan). Nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series were Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne. Uzo Aduba won the Emmy, becoming the first actress from a Netflix original to win the award. In addition, Laverne Cox made history by becoming the first transgender person ever nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. Meanwhile, Orange Is the New Black debuted strong, House of Cards increased the number of nominations from nine to thirteen. The political drama held Outstanding Drama Series and both leads in acting. It debuted entries in categories like Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Beau Willimon), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Reg E. Cathey) and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Kate Mara).

At the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, Kevin Spacey won in the category Best Actor – Television Series Drama and became first actor to win the award for a program produced by Netflix. On January 15, 2015, Virunga got an Academy Award nomination in the Documentary Feature category, being the second time Netflix streamed a film nominated for an Academy Award.[10] Days later, Kevin Spacey and Uzo Aduba won at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards, for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, respectively. Also Orange Is the New Black won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. At the Producers Guild Awards, Orange Is the New Black won for Best Episodic Comedy and House of Cards was nominated for the second time. For the 2015 Primetime Emmy awards the company received thirty four nominations, with House of Cards and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt leading. Despite the critical acclaim of Season 2, Orange Is the New Black decreased in nominations, from twelve to four, as a result of switching from comedy to drama categories. Tina Fey's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt debuted with seven entries, Bloodline with two and Grace and Frankie with one. Uzo Aduba won her second consecutive Emmy, this time in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category for the episode: "Hugs Can Be Deceiving".[11]

On January 10, 2016, Narcos was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Television Series – Drama and Best Actor – Television Series Drama for Wagner Moura. Days later, Master of None made its debut winning the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series. Uzo Aduba and the cast of Orange Is the New Black won a Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, for a second consecutive time. Kevin Spacey repeated as the winner of the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. For the 88th Academy Awards, Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom and What Happened, Miss Simone? were nominated. What Happened, Miss Simone? was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Film. For the third season of Orange Is the New Black, Taylor Schilling won for the second time the Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. For the 2016 Primetime Emmys, programs streamed by Netflix reached the third place in number of nominations with fifty four. Nominations lead by House of Cards, Making a Murderer, What Happened, Miss Simone? and Master of None. Making a Murderer won for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series, Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming. Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, from Master of None won the Emmy for writing the episode "Parents".

Major awards[edit]

Academy Awards for films streamed, distributed or produced by Netflix[edit]

The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars,[12] is a set of twenty-three awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. In ten ceremonies, films streamed and distributed, but also produced by Netflix won 16 awards in eleven categories from 132 nominations in twenty-four categories.

Category Winners and nominees
Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short Subject
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Sound / Best Sound Editing
Best Production Design
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Film Editing
Best Visual Effects
Best Short Live Action

Emmy Awards[edit]

An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Oscar (for film), the Tony Award (for theatre), and the Grammy Award (for music).[21][22] programs streamed and/or produced by Netflix won 237 from 619 nominations. Below is a list of selected categories won by original programming.

Category Winners
Documentary or Nonfiction Special
Documentary or Nonfiction Series
Television Movie
Structured Reality Program
Unstructured Reality Program
Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
Drama Series
Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Limited or Anthology Series
Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Directing for a Drama Series
Directing for a Variety Special
Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Writing for a Drama Series
Writing for a Comedy Series
Writing for a Variety Special
Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Grammy Awards[edit]

A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry.

Category Winners and Nominees
Song Written for Visual Media
Music Film
Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the ninety three members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. Films or programs streamed or produced by Netflix received 27 Golden Globe Awards from 156 nominations.

Category Winners
Film
Motion Picture – Drama
Director
Screenplay
Actor – Drama
Actor – Comedy or Musical
Actress – Comedy or Musical
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Foreign Language Film
Original Song
Television
Television Series – Drama
Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Miniseries or Television Film
Actor – Television Series Drama
Actress – Television Series Drama
Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy
Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress

Other awards[edit]

Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Award (also known as the SAG Award) is an accolade given by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) to recognize outstanding performances in film and television. The statuette given, a nude male figure holding both a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy, is called "The Actor".[26]

British Academy of Film and Television Awards

The British Academy Film Awards and British Academy Television Awards are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to honour the best British and international contributions to film and Television.

America Film Institute Awards

The American Film Institute (AFI) is an organization that educates and honors the heritage of the motion picture arts in the United States. The organization is supported by private funding and public membership.

Streamy Awards

The Streamy Awards are awards presented annually in recognition of excellence in streaming media. In 2020, Netflix won Brand of the Year at the 10th Streamy Awards.[35]

Critical reception[edit]

Critics' top ten lists[edit]

Year Magazine / Newspaper
Los Angeles Times The Boston Globe Entertainment Weekly The Huffington Post Indiewire Time
2013
[36]
2014
[41]
2015
[45]
2016
[53]
2017
[60]
2018
[66]
2019
[71]
2020
[79]

Rotten Tomatoes[edit]

Rotten Tomatoes is an American review aggregator website for film and television. Below are listed shows with multiple seasons with aggregate scores.

Year Program Season
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2013 House of Cards 85% 88% 77% 87% 71% 67%
Hemlock Grove 27% 50%
Arrested Development 27% 56%
Orange Is the New Black 95% 98% 96% 94% 71% 84% 97%
2014 BoJack Horseman 67% 100% 100% 97% 98% 97%
2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 95% 100% 97% 94%
Daredevil 99% 81% 97%
Grace and Frankie 55% 91% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Bloodline 80% 50% 29%
Sense8 67% 86%
Narcos 78% 91% 100%
Master of None 100% 100% 80%
Jessica Jones 94% 82% 74%
2016 Love 88% 95%
Fuller House 35% 50%
The Ranch 60% 67%
Stranger Things 97% 94% 89%
Luke Cage 90% 85%
Black Mirror 86% 86% 68%
The Crown 88% 89% 90% 96%
2017 A Series of Unfortunate Events 94% 94% 100%
One Day at a Time 94% 100% 100%
Santa Clarita Diet 78% 89% 100%
13 Reasons Why 79% 25% 12% 10%
Dear White People 98% 100% 90% 50%
GLOW 94% 98% 87%
Ozark 70% 76% 97%
Atypical 73% 88% 100% 100%
Big Mouth 100% 100% 97% 100%
Mindhunter 97% 98%
2018 Queer Eye 97% 86% 91% 91%
Nailed It! 93%
On My Block 95% 100% 89%
Sugar Rush 100%
Insatiable 13%
The Kominsky Method 79% 100% 80%
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 86% 79%
2019 Sex Education 91% 98% 100%
Russian Doll 97%
The Umbrella Academy 75% 90%
After Life 73% 77%
Special 96% 100%
Dead to Me 86% 93%
When They See Us 96%
Unbelievable 98%
The Politician 57% 40%
The Witcher 67%
You 93% 88%
2020 The Circle US 80%
AJ and the Queen 52%
Locke & Key 66%
Self Made 77%
The English Game 53%
Unorthodox 96%
#blackAF 41%
Never Have I Ever 97% 93%
Hollywood 57%
Space Force 38%
The Baby Sitters Club 100% 100%
Julie and the Phantoms 93%
Ratched 61%
Emily in Paris 63%
The Queen's Gambit 97%
Dash & Lily 100%
Selena: The Series 33%
Bridgerton 89%
2021 Firefly Lane 48%
Ginny & Georgia 68%
The Crew 38%
Country Comfort 60%
Halston 65%
Midnight Mass 91%
Squid Game 90%
Maid 96%

Metacritic[edit]

Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of film, television and other media. The scores from each review are averaged (a weighted average[87]). Below are listed shows with multiple seasons with aggregate scores.

Year Program Season
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2013 House of Cards 76 80 76 76 60 62
Hemlock Grove 45 37
Arrested Development 67 60
Orange Is the New Black 79 89 83 86 67 69 81
2014 Bojack Horseman 59 90 89 87 92 92
2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 78 82 78 85
Daredevil 75 68 71
Grace and Frankie 58 62
Bloodline 75 60
Sense8 64 73
Narcos 77 76 78
Master of None 91 91
Jessica Jones 81 70 65
Making a Murderer 84 67
2016 Love 72 80 77
Fuller House 35
The Ranch 56
Stranger Things 76 78 72
Black Mirror 82 76 66
The Crown 81 87 84 85
2017 One Day at a Time 79 88 82
American Vandal 75 76
The Punisher 55 58
13 Reasons Why 76 49 23
Dear White People 85 89 78
GLOW 81 85 80
Ozark 66 59 77
Atypical 66
Big Mouth 80 90 84 88
Mindhunter 79 85
2018 Queer Eye 73 79
On My Block 69
Insatiable 25
The Kominsky Method 68
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 74
2019 Sex Education 79 83
Russian Doll 88
The Umbrella Academy 61 67
After Life 59 62
Special 67
Dead to Me 67
When They See Us 86
Unbelievable 83
The Politician 67 72
The Witcher 53
You 74 74
2020 AJ and the Queen 46
Locke & Key 61
Self Made 64
The English Game 62
Unorthodox 85
#blackAF 61
Never Have I Ever 80
Hollywood 59
Space Force 49
The Baby-Sitters Club 87
Ratched 50
Emily in Paris 58
The Queen's Gambit 79
Dash & Lily 80
Selena: The Series 48
Bridgerton 74
2021 Firefly Lane 57
Ginny & Georgia 62
The Crew 44

Statistics[edit]

The Crown and Stranger Things are the shows with most awards won.

Series with most awards[edit]

Rank Program Seasons Won Nom
1 The Crown 4 Seasons 129 423
2 Stranger Things 3 Seasons 63 210
3 Orange Is the New Black 7 Seasons 46 165
4 House of Cards 6 Seasons 31 254

Person with most awards[edit]

Rank Person Role Program Won Nom Selected awards
1 Uzo Aduba
  • Actress
Orange Is the New Black 9 18 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
2 Taylor Schilling
  • Actress
Orange Is the New Black 7 14 Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy
5 Tituss Burgess
  • Actor
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 5 16 Webby Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated–NCAAP Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
4 Kevin Spacey
  • Actor
  • Producer
House of Cards 4 41 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
5 Robin Wright
  • Actress
  • Producer
  • Director
House of Cards 4 37 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama
Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Awards by programming[edit]

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