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Netflix strikes out at Emmy Awards

  • Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) went home empty-handed last night from the Emmy Awards in L.A.
  • The streaming company had more than doubled the number the nominations this year to 31 to help it flex its content muscles, but couldn't get over the hump in major categories with hit shows House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.
  • Netflix did win 7 awards at the Creative Arts session which isn't part of the broadcast show.
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  • JD in NJ
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    Of course they didn't win. They make high quality, enjoyable programs that appeal to viewers.
    26 Aug 2014, 09:16 AM Reply Like
  • SoldHigh
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    The viewers (numbers of) have already proven House of Cards is better than the average garbage that gets an Emmy.
    26 Aug 2014, 09:19 AM Reply Like
  • Esekla
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    Yes, but HoC is old news and subsequent seasons don't deliver on the promise of the first one. I've been saying for a while in comments that Netflix's knowledge of viewer habits simply hasn't lead to the ability to generate or choose compelling original content, and we're seeing that play out.
    26 Aug 2014, 09:31 AM Reply Like
  • James Sands
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    Esekla,

     

    Good point, there is no way Netflix can use an "expertise" to appease viewer preferences. I still believe that Hulu is the best streaming platform to date.
    26 Aug 2014, 10:57 AM Reply Like
  • jj1937
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    U.S. stock market surge to new record highs on Russian invasion of Ukraine. Market loves it! Don't sell. Buy BUY BUY!
    26 Aug 2014, 09:46 AM Reply Like
  • JackBarton
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    The S&P 500 topped 2,000.
    Time to care
    26 Aug 2014, 10:12 AM Reply Like
  • Matthew Davis
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    I have tried watching house of card and orange is the new black, I couldn't get into it. They copy HBO's cinematography and story writing styles too closely.
    26 Aug 2014, 10:32 AM Reply Like
  • Scott Beardsley
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    Mimicking HBO is a good thing.
    26 Aug 2014, 10:52 AM Reply Like
  • Matthew Davis
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    Not to me. I prefer originality, not knock offs.
    26 Aug 2014, 11:05 AM Reply Like
  • Mike Ao
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    House of card first season was fantastic, second season was enjoyable. I agree with orange is the new black : average. Still looking forward to all the netflix shows
    26 Aug 2014, 11:45 AM Reply Like
  • Mark Krieger
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    sometimes high expectations can be a bad thing!
    26 Aug 2014, 11:09 AM Reply Like
  • Sakelaris
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    Sorry folks, but someone here has to ask it: Is there some studio-influenced corruption in any of the Emmy decisions?
    26 Aug 2014, 11:12 PM Reply Like
  • Matthew Davis
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    Its as bad as the Academy. The Academy is made up of Actors and Studio Producers. So essentially, its a giant self loving pat on their own backs. These "award" shows are a farce at best.

     

    Probably the best award show is the kid's choice award where its an actual award base on what the public enjoys.
    27 Aug 2014, 10:56 AM Reply Like
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