'Orange is the New Black' will be considered a drama at the Emmys

March 20, 2015 7:51 PM

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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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