Amazon Studios continues to break new ground with its darling series Transparent, which was awarded five Emmys. The show creator Jill Soloway was recognized for her directing role, receiving the award for outstanding directing in a comedy series. Jeffrey Tambor took home the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series.
Following Tambor’s win he said, “This is bigger than me. It represents what Amazon has done and what the transgender community is doing and what our show is about.”
Emmys also went to Bradley Whitford (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series), Dustin O’Halloran (Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music) and Marie Schley & Nancy Jarzynko (Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series Limited Series or Movie).
Amazon Studios’ acclaimed series Transparent won in three categories at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys. This is the first Emmy win for the streaming channel. Bradley Whitford’s award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series is the first Emmy Award for an actor playing a “trans” character. Transparent also took home awards for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music from Dustin O’Halloran and Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series from Marie Schley and Nancy Jarzynko.
Hand of God debuts today on Amazon Prime. It is the newest Picrow-produced drama from Amazon Studios. The series stars Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy) as the morally corrupt Judge Pernell Harris who suffers a breakdown and believes that God is speaking directly to him. This compels him onto a path of vigilante justice. Dana Delany (Desperate Housewives, Body of Proof) plays Pernell’s wife Crystal Harris.
The series was created by Ben Watkins (Burn Notice) and directed by Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland, World War Z).
Hand of God also stars Andre Royo (The Wire), Alona Tal, Julian Morris, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Garret Dillahunt. Amazon subscribers in the U.S., UK, Austria and Germany can stream the show on Prime. Watch it here: Hand of God
11 Emmy Award nominations make Transparent the most nominated comedy series this year. Amazon, along with the other digital contenders, are challenging the traditional Emmy landscape and showing that they will continue to push TV’s creative boundaries.
As Television Academy chief Bruce Rosenblum said, “Television’s creativity, influence and impact continue to grow and have never been stronger.”
Picrow would like to congratulate Jill Soloway on her nods for both writing and directing, as well as the many other deserving nominees.
Transparent Emmy Award Nominations:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Jeffrey Tambor
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series – Gaby Hoffman
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series – Bradley Whitford
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series – Jill Soloway (Pilot)
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series – Jill Soloway (“Best New Girl”)
Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour Or Less) – “The Letting Go”
Cat Smith, Production Designer
Maria Baker, Art Director
Nya Patrinos, Set Decorator
Outstanding Cast for a Comedy Series – Eyde Belasco, Casting Director
Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie – “Symbolic Exemplar”
Marie Schley, Costume Designer
Nancy Jarzynko, Costume Supervisor
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series – Catherine Haight, Editor (Pilot)
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music – Dustin O’Halloran
Picrow Director Marc Silver is set to premiere his latest documentary, 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, in theaters on June 26th. The film takes a closer look at the 2012 shooting death of Jordan Davis, a young black teenager, and the trial of his killer Michael Dunn, a white middle-aged male. The filmmaker intercuts powerful footage from the trial of Dunn with moments shared between Jordan’s parents, Ron and Lucy.
Silver (Who is Dayani Cristal?) premiered the film at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where HBO picked up the U.S. television rights. It will air in the fall following the theatrical run.
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Jill Soloway was honored with the Lucy Award For Excellence In Television at Women in Film’s 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards. After receiving the award from Tony Award-winning actress Judith Light, Soloway recalled the advice given to her by Selma director Ava DuVernay encouraging her “to bring all the women filmmakers together.” The Transparent creator closed by saying, “Women speaking the truth is a revolutionary act, and it’ll change the world.”
Picrow thanks the ACLU Foundation of Southern California for honoring Transparent with the Social Responsibility in the Media Award. Transparent creator and showrunner, Jill Soloway, accepted the award at the 21st Annual Luncheon in Los Angeles. The afternoon was truly remarkable and Picrow was proud to have been a part of it.