Transparent Golden Globe rewards Amazon original series play

DetailsEditor | 12 January 2015

Amazon's push into original content to match the appeal of rivals such as Netflix has paid off with a Golden Globe for its original series Transparent.

transparentThe show walked off with the award for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical at the prestigious ceremony which recognises excellence in TV and film, fending off heavyweight competition from HBO's Girls, The CW's Jane the Virgin and Orange Is the New Black from the aforementioned Netflix.

Written, directed and executive produced by Emmy-nominee and 2013 Sundance Best Director winner Jill Soloway, Transparent debuted in September 2014 in both the US and UK, available exclusively on the Prime Instant Video online video service. The ten-episode, half-hour novelistic series explores family, identity, sex and love, and stars Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann and Amy Landecker as part of Los Angeles family the Pfeffermans who are forced to deal with long-held secrets. In particular it focuses on Tambor's role as Maura, who has spent her life as Mort, the Pfefferman family patriarch.