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.
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.