Some of the cast members on ‘Orange Is the New Black’ weren’t submitted for Emmy nominations this year.
Some of the cast members on ‘Orange Is the New Black’ weren’t submitted for Emmy nominations this year. (Photo : JoJo Whilden/Netflix)
While many Orange Is the New Black fans are watching the just-released fourth season, the upcoming Emmys will be looking at season 3.
The Television Academy released the nominating ballots for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, which rewards the best in television from the June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016 eligibility period. Considering the fourth season just dropped on Friday, it will be eligible next year, while the third season, which dropped on June 11, 2015, will be voted on this year.
So which actors and actresses did the show submit for Emmy consideration this year? There are 17 performers on the ballot, in all different categories. Here’s the full list:
Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Taylor Schilling (as Piper Chapman)
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Michael J. Harney (as Officer Sam Healy)
Nick Sandow (as Joe Caputo)
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Uzo Aduba (as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren)
Danielle Brooks (as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson)
Lori Tan Chinn (as Mei Chang)
Laverne Cox (as Sophia Burset)
Jackie Cruz (as Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales)
Lea DeLaria (as Carrie “Big Boo” Black)
Selenis Leyva (as Gloria Mendoza)
Taryn Manning (as Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett)
Kate Mulgrew (as Galina “Red” Reznikov)
Emma Myles (as Leanne Taylor)
Laura Prepon (as Alex Vause)
Guest Actor in a Drama Series:
Pablo Schreiber (as George “Pornstache” Mendez)
Guest Actress in a Drama Series:
Natasha Lyonne (as Nicky Nichols)
Mary Steenburgen (as Delia Powell)
Among prominent actresses not submitted for consideration were Adrienne C. Moore (as “Black Cindy” Hayes), Dacha Polanco (as Daya Diaz), Yael Stone (as Lorna Morello) and Samira Wiley (as Poussey Washington).
Orange Is the New Black has done relatively well at the Emmys so far, with Aduba having won Emmys for seasons 1 and 2. The show was nominated for Best Comedy Series in season 1, before the Television Academy ruled that the series was actually a drama and forced it to compete in drama categories starting with season 2. It was nominated for Best Drama Series in season 2.
So how will Orange Is the New Black fare this time around? This is unclear, with Aduba probably the only guaranteed nomination at this point.
The Emmy nominations will be announced on July 14.