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 72 432
Footnotes

Netflix is an American on-demand internet streaming media provider. The company 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 the release of original content and its reception, Netflix became a contender for major awards. On July 18, 2013, Netflix became the first streaming service to earned 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, Netflix and Robin Wright (House of Cards) made history at the Golden Globe Awards, by becoming the first streaming platform to be nominated and the first actress for a web television program to win the award, respectively. Netflix was also the first high profile streaming service to 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]

The Square was the first Netflix original to be nominated for an Academy Award.

In 2013, originals like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black received critical acclaim from critics and viewers. As a result 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 first 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, the network 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 Netflix's first award in an acting category.[7] 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, with The Square, Netflix became the first high profile streaming service to be 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 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 Netflix first actor to win the award. On January 15, 2015, Netflix earned its second Academy Award nomination with Virunga in the Documentary Feature category.[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, Netflix was the third company with most 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[edit]

The White Helmets was the first Netflix original to win an Academy Award.

The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars,[12] is a set of twenty-four 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. Netflix has won two awards from fourteen nominations.

Category Winners and nominees
Supporting Actress
Adapted Screenplay
Documentary Feature
Documentary Short Subject
Original Song
Cinematography

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).[19][20] Netflix has won thirty seven from one hundred twenty eight nominations. Below is a list of selected categories won by original programming.

Category Winners
Documentary or Nonfiction Special
Documentary or Nonfiction Series
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Directing for a Drama Series
Writing for a Comedy Series

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. Netflix has been nominated four times.

Category Nominees
Song Written for Visual Media
Music Film
Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
  • 2017: Stranger Things Volume 1 — Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein[23]
  • 2017: Stranger Things Volume 2 — Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein[23]

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. Netflix has received four Golden Globe Awards from twenty seven nominations.

Category Winners
Television Series – Drama
Actor – Television Series Drama
Actress – Television Series Drama
Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy

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".[24]

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.

Peabody Awards

The George Foster Peabody Awards (or simply Peabody Awards), named after George Peabody, honors stories in television, radio, and online media.

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
[33]
2014
[38]
2015
[42]
2016
[50]

Rotten Tomatoes[edit]

Rotten Tomatoes is an American review aggregator website for film and television. The company was launched in August 1998 by Senh Duong and since January 2010 has been owned by Flixster, which was, in turn, acquired in 2011 by Warner Bros. Below are listed shows with multiple seasons with aggregate score.

Year Program Season
1 2 3 4 5
2013
House of Cards 85% 88% 77% 87% 72%
Hemlock Grove 27% 50% N/A N/A N/A
Orange Is the New Black 93% 98% 96% 95% 76%
2015
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 95% 100% 96% N/A N/A
Daredevil 98% 74% N/A N/A N/A
Grace and Frankie 55% 89% 100% N/A N/A
Bloodline 80% 50% 29% N/A N/A
Sense8 67% 86% N/A N/A N/A
Narcos 78% 91% 100% N/A N/A
Master of None 100% 100% N/A N/A N/A
2016
Love 88% 95% N/A N/A N/A
Stranger Things 94% 94% N/A N/A N/A
The Crown 90% 93% N/A N/A N/A

Metacritic[edit]

Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books. For each product, the scores from each review are averaged (a weighted average[57]). Below are listed shows with multiple seasons with metascore.

Year Program Season
1 2 3 4 5
2013
House of Cards 76 80 76 76 60
Hemlock Grove 45 37% N/A N/A N/A
Orange Is the New Black 79 89 83 86 67
2015
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 78 82 78 N/A N/A
Daredevil 75 68 N/A N/A N/A
Grace and Frankie 58 62 N/A N/A N/A
Bloodline 75 60 N/A N/A N/A
Sense8 64 73 N/A N/A N/A
Narcos 77 76 78 N/A N/A
Master of None 91 91 N/A N/A N/A
2016
Love 72 80 N/A N/A N/A

Statistics[edit]

Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards are the shows with most awards won.

Series with most awards[edit]

Rank Program Seasons Won Nom
1
Orange Is the New Black 5 Seasons 46 152
2
House of Cards 5 Seasons 27 210
3
The Crown 1 Season 24 72
4
Stranger Things 1 Season 17 102
5
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 3 Seasons 15 74
6
Making a Murderer 1 Season 11 19

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]

Drama series
Docuseries
Comedy series
Long Form
Animated series

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