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Amazon gets its first major award nominations with Transparent

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Original series earns Golden Globe nods for best TV comedy and best actor

Amazon and Netflix are about to square off during Hollywood awards season. Transparent, the acclaimed Amazon original series from Jill Soloway, has earned a Golden Globe nomination for best comedy TV series. It's the first time Amazon has really broken through with one of its own shows; previous attempts have fallen flat and failed to stand up against network programming and established Netflix hits like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. (The latter was also nominated for best TV comedy.)

But with Transparent, Amazon has finally turned things around. Critics and viewers alike have been raving about the series and lead actor Jeffrey Tambor's performance ever since the show started streaming on September 26th. Tambor has deservedly picked up a nomination for best actor in a comedy series.

Birdman also scored big with Golden Globe nominations. The Michael Keaton-led comedy has earned seven nominations in all — more than any other film this year — including best comedy, best actor in a comedy, best director, best supporting actress, best supporting actor, and best original score. FX's Fargo also fared extremely well with seven nods; it's up for best miniseries, and Colin Hanks has been nominated for best supporting actor in a miniseries.

The full list of nominations:

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
BOYHOOD
FOXCATCHER
THE IMITATION GAME
SELMA
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
JENNIFER ANISTON: CAKE
FELICITY JONES: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
JULIANNE MOORE: STILL ALICE
ROSAMUND PIKE: GONE GIRL
REESE WITHERSPOON: WILD

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
STEVE CARELL: FOXCATCHER
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH: THE IMITATION GAME
JAKE GYLLENHAAL: NIGHTCRAWLER
DAVID OYELOWO: SELMA
EDDIE REDMAYNE: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

BEST MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
BIRDMAN
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
INTO THE WOODS
PRIDE
ST. VINCENT

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
AMY ADAMS: BIG EYES
EMILY BLUNT : INTO THE WOODS
HELEN MIRREN: THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY
JULIANNE MOORE: MAPS TO THE STARS
QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS: ANNIE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
RALPH FIENNES: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
MICHAEL KEATON : BIRDMAN
BILL MURRAY: ST. VINCENT
JOAQUIN PHOENIX: INHERENT VICE
CHRISTOPH WALTZ: BIG EYES

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
BIG HERO 6
THE BOOK OF LIFE
THE BOXTROLLS
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
THE LEGO MOVIE

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
FORCE MAJEURE TURIST (SWEDEN)
GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE (ISRAEL)
AMSALEM GETT
IDA (POLAND/DENMARK)
LEVIATHAN (RUSSIA)
TANGERINES MANDARIINID (ESTONIA)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
PATRICIA ARQUETTE: BOYHOOD
JESSICA CHASTAIN: A MOST VIOLENT YEAR
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY: THE IMITATION GAME
EMMA STONE: BIRDMAN
MERYL STREEP: INTO THE WOODS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
ROBERT DUVALL: THE JUDGE
ETHAN HAWKE: BOYHOOD
EDWARD NORTON: BIRDMAN
MARK RUFFALO: FOXCATCHER
J.K. SIMMONS: WHIPLASH

BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE
WES ANDERSON: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
AVA DUVERNAY: SELMA
DAVID FINCHER: GONE GIRL
ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ,IÑÁRRITU: BIRDMAN
RICHARD LINKLATER: BOYHOOD

BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE
WES ANDERSON: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
GILLIAN FLYNN: GONE GIRL
ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ, IÑÁRRITU,NICOLÁS GIACOBONE, ALEXANDER DINELARIS, ARMANDO BO: BIRDMAN
RICHARD LINKLATER: BOYHOOD
GRAHAM MOORE: THE IMITATION GAME

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT: THE IMITATION GAME
JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
TRENT REZNOR,ATTICUS ROSS: GONE GIRL
ANTONIO SANCHEZ: BIRDMAN
HANS ZIMMER: INTERSTELLAR

BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE
"BIG EYES" - BIG EYES
Music by: Lana Del Rey

Lyrics by: Lana Del Rey
"GLORY" - SELMA
Music by: John Legend, Common

Lyrics by: John Legend, Common
"MERCY IS" - NOAH
Music by: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye

Lyrics by: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
"OPPORTUNITY" - ANNIE
"YELLOW FLICKER BEAT" - THE HUNGER GAMES:MOCKINGJAY - PART 1

BEST TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
THE AFFAIR / SHOWTIME
SHOWTIME Presents, SHELEG, HIGLEWATER
DOWNTON ABBEY / PBS
GAME OF THRONES / HBO
THE GOOD WIFE / CBS
HOUSE OF CARDS / NETFLIX

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
CLAIRE DANES: HOMELAND
VIOLA DAVIS: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
JULIANNA MARGULIES: THE GOOD WIFE
RUTH WILSON: THE AFFAIR
ROBIN WRIGHT: HOUSE OF CARDS
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
CLIVE OWEN: THE KNICK
LIEV SCHREIBER: RAY DONOVAN
KEVIN SPACEY: HOUSE OF CARDS
JAMES SPADER : THE BLACKLIST
DOMINIC WEST: THE AFFAIR

BEST TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
GIRLS / HBO
JANE THE VIRGIN / THE CW
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK / NETFLIX
SILICON VALLEY / HBO
TRANSPARENT / AMAZON

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES -COMEDY OR MUSICAL
LENA DUNHAM: GIRLS
EDIE FALCO: NURSE JACKIE
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS: VEEP
GINA RODRIGUEZ : JANE THE VIRGIN
TAYLOR SCHILLING: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
LOUIS C. K.: LOUIE
DON CHEADLE: HOUSE OF LIES
RICKY GERVAIS: DEREK
WILLIAM H. MACY : SHAMELESS
JEFFREY TAMBOR: TRANSPARENT

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
FARGO / FX
THE MISSING / STARZ
THE NORMAL HEART / HBO
OLIVE KITTERIDGE / HBO
TRUE DETECTIVE / HBO

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL: THE HONORABLE WOMAN
JESSICA LANGE: AMERICAN HORROR STORY:FREAK SHOW
FRANCES MCDORMAND: OLIVE KITTERIDGE
FRANCES O'CONNOR: THE MISSING
ALLISON TOLMAN: FARGO

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
MARTIN FREEMAN: FARGO
WOODY HARRELSON: TRUE DETECTIVE
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY : TRUE DETECTIVE
MARK RUFFALO: THE NORMAL HEART
BILLY BOB THORNTON: FARGO

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
UZO ADUBA: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
KATHY BATES: AMERICAN HORROR STORY:FREAK SHOW
JOANNE FROGGATT: DOWNTON ABBEY
ALLISON JANNEY: MOM
MICHELLE MONAGHAN: TRUE DETECTIVE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
MATT BOMER : THE NORMAL HEART
ALAN CUMMING: THE GOOD WIFE
COLIN HANKS: FARGO
BILL MURRAY: OLIVE KITTERIDGE
JON VOIGHT: RAY DONOVAN