Amazon Prime has arrived. Although the site has been producing original content since 2013, it had yet to break through with a true critical or commercial success. That may have just changed with Sunday's Golden Globes, where "Transparent" won two major awards, officially putting Amazon on the map.
"Transparent," which premiered in February 2014, follows the Pfefferman's, who deal with the news that the patriarch of the family, Mort (Jeffrey Tambor) has chosen to live as a transgender woman named Maura. The progressive and hilarious series won Best TV Series - Comedy or Musical and Tambor came away with the Golden Globe for Best Actor in TV Series - Comedy. The awards are the first Golden Globe nominations and wins for an Amazon Prime series, and brings instant credibility to the upstart network.
Tambor's award is also monumental on another level. The win marks the first Golden Globe win for a transgender role and in his speech Tambor dedicated the award to the transgender community.
"Thank you for your courage," said Tambor, "Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your inspiration. And thank you for letting us be a part of the change."
Season 1 of "Transparent" is now available on Amazon Prime. Season 2 is in production and is due to premiere later in 2015.
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— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) January 12, 2015