Amazon’s Transparent nominated for eleven Emmy awards

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The début of Amazon’s hit new transgender comedy Transparent was honoured yesterday – garnering a host of Emmy nominations for this year’s awards.

The comedy-drama series, which aired its first season last year to rave reviews, features Jeffrey Tambor as transgender woman Maura, who comes out to her children and transitions later in life.

The show is credited with putting Amazon TV on the television map last year, earning 11 nominations for the show – with critics highlighting the show’s realistic portrayal of arguably one of the biggest civil rights themes of modern-day America – the rights of a transgender person.

The show is set to return later this year for a second run, which showrunner Jill Soloway previously hinted will reference the transition of Caitlyn Jenner, given her striking similarities to Maura.

However, before the show’s second run has even aired, Amazon has announced that it has greenlit a third run – and signed an exclusivity deal with Soloway.

Soloway said: “I am so thrilled that I get to share more of the Pfeffermans’ story with the world.

“We are all so in love with watching them change and grow. I am blown away by the creative freedom Amazon gives me and I can’t wait to reveal where this journey is going to take us.”

Amazon Studios VP Roy Price said: “Jill is truly a creative force and I’m thrilled that we will be collaborating with her additional projects in the future and on a third season of Transparent.

“The second season is currently starting production, and I know our customers will be delighted to continue the journey with Maura and the Pfefferman family.”

In January, Soloway dedicated the show’s Golden Globe Award to trans teen Leelah Alcorn, who killed herself by stepping in front of a truck last year.