The Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) original series “Transparent” picked up two Golden Globe Awards last night, beating rivals such as HBO and highlighting the progress the online retailer has made as a player in Hollywood.
The show, about a retired male professor who identifies as female, won for best TV series, musical or comedy, in a contest that pitted it against programs from HBO, the CW Network and Netflix Inc. Jeffrey Tambor, who plays the main character, also won for best actor in the category.
Tambor thanked Amazon and its head of comedy development, Joe Lewis, from the stage during the broadcast on NBC, while the show’s creator, Jill Soloway, also acknowledged Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in her acceptance speech.
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