'Orange Is the New Black' Emmys: Nomination Total Way Down From Last Year, Uzo Aduba, Pablo Schreiber Only Acting Nods
While Netflix's Orange Is the New Black scored a few big Emmy nominations, the overall total was a huge downgrade from last year.
Orange Is the New Black received four Emmy nominations this year: Best Drama Series, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Uzo Aduba (Suzanne), Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Pablo Schreiber (Pornstache) and Best Casting for a Drama Series.
The show's cast and crew should definitely be celebrating, but compared to last year, it could also be considered a disappointment.
OITNB was nominated for 12 Emmys last year, and walked away with three trophies. The trick is, last year they were competing as a comedy series, while this year they were forced to compete as a drama.
It looks like the rule change (which forces all one-hour shows to compete as a drama unless they win a petition) did more harm than good to the prison series. Actors Taylor Schilling (Piper), Kate Mulgrew (Red), Laverne Cox (Sophia) and Natasha Lyonne (Nicky), who were all nominated last year, were snubbed this year.
Even notable supporting performances like Lorraine Toussaint (Vee) and Yael Stone (Morello) were overlooked.
While the overall total went down significantly, Orange Is the New Black is still a big contender for Best Drama Series. There is no real frontrunner to win, so the series has just as much of a chance as any of the other nominees.
The other nominees for Best Drama Series are AMC's Better Call Saul, PBS's Downton Abbey, HBO's Game of Thrones, Showtime's Homeland, Netflix's House of Cards and AMC's Mad Men.
The Emmys will be live on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.