Orange is the New Black Will Be Considered a Drama at the 2015 Emmys

The Netflix hit show Orange is the New Black has been denied their status as a comedy show. According to the story onBuzzFeed News, Orange is the New Black had petitioned to be considered as a comedy show at the next Emmy Awards, however the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has denied their request.

The rules for shows at the Emmy Awards have changed as of last month stated Jamie Garcia Dias. They have determined that shows that are under 30 minutes will be considered as a comedy while shows that run over that time are dramas.
At last year’s Emmy Awards, the show earned many nominations as a comedy. The show itself was nominated for an Outstanding Comedy Series, while many of the cast members were nominated as well. The actress that were nominated were: Taylor Schilling (Piper) in Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Kate Mulgrew (Red) in Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Laverne Cox (Sophia) for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, and Natasha Lyonne for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the show won the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

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