Netflix is trying to offer its subscribers not just original content but acquired content too, for which it is spending big to expand its global reach. The streaming giant’s effort is getting recognition as well.
Netflix wins four awards
Netflix won four awards at the SAG Awards on Saturday night. Idris Elba won the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Beasts of No Nation, the movie with which the streaming firm made its first foray intofeature film production, says a report from MarketWatch.
This win, which won much praise from all around, came at a time when Hollywood was criticized for diversity problems as the Oscars, for the second time in a row, did not nominate a single person of color in any acting categories. Elba’s work in the British show Luther won him another award, the report says.
Netflix reportedly spent $12 million on making the movie, and it went on to earn $90,777 in 31 theaters. The film debuted on Netflix on the same day as its theatrical release. It was believed that the company intended to push for an Oscar consideration with the theatrical release, but it failed at garnering a nomination.
The award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series went to Uzo Aduba for the role she played in Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. This show also won the award for Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series. Previously, Aduba won two Emmys and Golden Globe nominations for the same role.
Kevin Spacey, who plays the role of Frank Underwood in House of Cards, brought Netflix its other award. He also won a Golden Globe for the same role.
Awards won by other networks
Jeffrey Tambor of Amazon’s original show Transparent won the award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. The Revannat of Twentieth Century Fox continued its winning streak with leading man Leonardo DiCaprio winning the best actor award. DiCaprio is also a favorite for an Oscar and has a Golden Globe for the same role.
The award for the Best Ensemble Cast in a film went to Open Road Films’ Spotlight, beating films like Trumbo from Bleeker Street; Comcast-owned Universal’s Straight Outta Compton; and The Big Short from Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures.