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Netflix garners landmark Emmy win

Ryan Scott

Netflix recently garnered 14 Emmy nominations and was the first producer of strictly online content to do so.

The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, which took place on September 22nd, saw Netflix original series “House of Cards” become the first strictly online series to win a major award when director David Fincher won for his work on the show.

Fincher beat out other directors for popular network and cable shows such as “Breaking Bad”, “Homeland” and “Boardwalk Empire”.

Kevin Spacey, the star of House of Cards, recently spoke at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and had a lot to say on the topic.

“The audience wants the control. They want the freedom,” Spacey said. “The device and the length are irrelevant.”

Spacey went on to add that Fincher and himself were not interested in shooting a pilot, which is why they couldn’t strike a deal with a network and that Netflix believed in their idea and allowed them to produce it the way that they wanted.

Brittney Samuels, a recent graduate of Carrington College, loves Netflix and really enjoys some of their original programming.

“I freaking love Hemlock Grove,” Samuels said.

She also added that she thinks other networks that feel threatened by this model only lend it credibility and that she thinks change is inevitable.

“The norm can only exist for so long until something else comes in,” Samuels said. 

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