Here's What You Need To Know About 'Transparent' - The Amazon Show That Made History At The Golden Globes
The series won the award for Best TV Series, Musical Or Comedy, making it the first online series to win in a Best Series category, while upsetting HBO series "Silicon Valley" and Netflix hit "Orange Is The New Black" in the process. Jeffrey Tambor also won the award for Best Actor In A TV Series, Musical or Comedy.
Created by Jill Soloway ("Six Feet Under"), the series has received unanimous praise for for its empathetic portrayal of a transgender individual by Tambor.
"Transparent" has also helped solidify Amazon Instant Video as a viable competitor to Netflix. Netflix won one award at Sunday's Golden Globes for "House of Cards."
If you're not familiar with "Transparent," here's what you should know about it.
The show follows the Pfeffermans, a dysfunctional Los Angeles family. This is Mort.
This is his ex-wife, Shelly (Judith Light).
Mort's three grown children learn about his secret. The oldest is Sarah (Amy Landecker).
The show follows the family as they learn that Mort is transitioning into Maura. Meanwhile, Mort/Maura is finally getting to be who she always has been.
"Thank you for you inspiration. Thank you for your patience, and thank you for letting us be a part of the change," said Tambor.
"Transparent" has already been picked up for a second season.
Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.
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