Orange Is the New Black, which was nominated in the Emmys’ comedy categories last year, will be eligible as a drama series this year. Variety first reported that Netflix had petitioned the Academy to have the show be considered as a comedy. However, the Industry Panel responsible for making these decisions ultimately rejected that petition.
“Orange is the New Black is a truly pioneering series and an iconoclast which has always defied genre or easy categorization,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “While we’re disappointed in the committee’s decision, we believe that Orange represents the best of televisi...
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