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My streaming picks: 9 Emmy winners you don't want to miss

My streaming picks: 9 Emmy winners you don't want to miss
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In case you missed it, last Sunday was the Emmy Awards show. Can you guess who the big winners were? HBO took home a total of 22 Emmys, while its streaming counterpart Netflix took home 9.

Have you seen all of the award winners? If you haven't, this weekend is the perfect time to catch up and see what all the fuss is about. Here are this year's Emmy award winners that you can stream right now on Amazon Prime, HBO Go and Netflix:

First up, HBO, the big winner of the night.

Game of Thrones

Starring: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

What it won: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series, Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Synopsis: "While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise up to power. Meanwhile, a forgotten race, bent on destruction, plans to return after thousands of years in the North."

Why you'll love it: It's the series nearly everyone is talking about. And with an estimated 12 episodes left in the entire series, now is as good a time as any to get caught up with the country's most popular show.


Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

What it won: Outstanding Comedy Series, Best Actress in a Comedy Series - Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Synopsis: "Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about."

Why you'll love it: Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Best Actress for a reason. She's smart, funny and has perfect timing in this satirical, hilarious look at politics and life in Washington D.C.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Starring: John Oliver

What it won: Variety Talk Series

Synopsis: "Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this new weekly news satire program."

Why you'll love it: If you're a fan of "The Daily Show" you'll enjoy its sarcastic tone and the fun it pokes at current events going on in our country.

Amazon Prime

Mr. Robot

Starring: Rami Malek, Christian Slater

What it won: Actor in a Drama Series - Rami Malek

Synopsis: "'Mr. Robot' follows Elliot, a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the corporation he is paid to protect."

Why you'll love it: It's one of the more talked about series on TV right now, so why not join the conversation?


Making a Murderer

Starring: Steven Avery

What it won: Best Documentary or Non-Fiction Series

Synopsis: "Filmed over a 10-year period, 'Making a Murderer' is an unprecedented real-life thriller about Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. Set in America's heartland, the series takes viewers inside a high-stakes criminal case where reputation is everything and things are never as they appear."

Why you'll love it: When it was released around Christmas time, "Making a Murderer" was all anyone could talk about. If you missed it back then, you're really missing out. This documentary is a roller coaster of emotions that is guaranteed to have you screaming at your television one way or another.


Starring: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini

What it won: Supporting Actor in a Drama, Ben Mendelsohn

Synopsis: "Adult siblings find that their past secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep of a brother returns home."

Why you'll love it: If you're a fan of "Friday Night Lights" then you're definitely a fan of Kyle Chandler. On top of that, it's a show with a great mystery that will keep you thinking at every turn.

Master of None

Starring: Aziz Ansari

What it won: Writing for a Comedy Series

Synopsis: "The personal and professional life of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York."

Why you'll love it: If you enjoyed Aziz Ansari in the incredibly popular hit series "Parks and Recreation" you'll be more than happy to see him back in action with "Master of None." Ansari's parents are played by his real parents, which gives it a very realistic feel to the subject matter at hand.

Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping

Starring: Patton Oswalt

What it won: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

Synopsis: "Patton Oswalt takes the stage in San Francisco, where he talks about San Franciscans, the difficulties of being PC, fatherhood, his worst stand-up experience, and the world's most horrific Birthday Clown."

Why you'll love it: A little bit crude in nature, Patton's fourth comedy special is smart, witty and will have you chuckling more than a few times.

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Other nominated Netflix picks: Sherlock, Shameless, Better Call Saul, Grace and Frankie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, House of Cards, Portlandia

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