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Emmys 2015: Transparent creator shouts out Jeff Bezos, calls for transgender equality

Transparent creator Jill Soloway just won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, and in a sign that 2015 has come to television awards season she name-checked none other than Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during her speech. "Thank you Goddess. I promised the Goddess I would thank her," Soloway said upon taking the stage. "And Amazon. Goddess first, Amazon second."

The award, which came for Soloway's work on the episode "Best New Girl," was the first win of the night for the Amazon show, which soon thereafter picked up the award for best comedic actor for Jeffrey Tambor. Soloway went on to thank Bezos directly for the creative freedom she's been afforded with the show, which stars Tambor as a transgender parent of three.

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