Amazon Offering $67 Prime Memberships to Honor Emmy Wins22 Sep, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel
In honor of the five wins for Amazon Original Series “Transparent” at the 67th Primetime Emmys Sept. 20 in Los Angeles, Amazon is offering Prime memberships for $67 on Sept. 25 only — 32% off the standard $99 annual fee.
Jeffrey Tambor took home the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series and creator Jill Soloway took home the trophy for outstanding directing for a comedy series.
"Transparent" is a 10-episode, novelistic series that explores family, identity, sex and love. The series stars Tambor as Maura, who has spent her life as Mort — the Pfefferman family patriarch. The series also stars Judith Light (“Dallas”), Gabby Hoffmann (“Girls”), Amy Landecker (“Louie”) and Jay Duplass (“Togetherness”).
The show is the No. 1 ranked original series on Prime Video since its Feb. 6 pilot launch. “Transparent” clocked in a near-perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes with a 98% critic rating, and a 91 Metascore on Metacritic. The second season premieres Dec. 4.
“This has been an incredibly exciting year — with the Golden Globes wins [for “Transparent”] in January and now 12 nominations and five Primetime Emmy wins,” Michael Paull, VP of digital video at Amazon, said in a statement.
Indeed, “Transparent” is the second Amazon show to become an Emmy winner. Earlier this year Amazon Original kids series “Tumble Leaf” took home five Daytime Emmys, including outstanding preschool children’s animated program.
Other Amazon Original Series include “Hand of God,” “Bosch,” “Catastrophe” and “Mozart in the Jungle.” Pending programming includes coming-of-age dramedy, “Red Oaks,” premiering Oct. 9, followed by the adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle” on Nov. 20.