Emmys 2016: ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Snubbed, Why?

Emmys 2016: ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Snubbed, Why?
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Amid fans’ speculations that “Orange is the New Black” would make it to the nominations list of Emmys 2016, the jury has finally spoken.


The Netflix television series has been notable for mixing comedy and drama in tackling issues inside the Litchfield Penitentiary – from its inmates to the jail guards – something that has gotten the heart of its followers.

With the release of Emmys 2016 list of nominees, many are questioning why did not make anymore to the categories wherein it used to be a part of.

Why was “Orange is the New Black” snubbed this time?

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Blame it to the show’s third season.

According to Vox, despite the show being nominated under the Outstanding Casting in a Drama Series category, it missed all the other categories.

The report explained that it can be attributed to the fact that this year’s nomination has been based on “OITNB” season 3, the instalment which has been considered as the “messiest.”

This theory was supported by Bustle when it clarified that the eligibility period for Emmys 2016 was June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016.

Therefore, it is definitely impossible for the current season to make it to the cut since it was only released last June 17, 2016, despite reports claiming that it is the best season yet ever.

During the past Emmy Awards, the first two seasons of “Orange is the New Black” recorded a total of 16 nominations and took home four trophies.

These four wins include the Outstanding Support Actress in 2015 and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014 for Uzo Aduba, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing in 2014 and Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series in 2014.

While season 3 may not be the best for a lot of fans, Bustle noted that it could have gotten acting nominations in Emmys 2016, especially with the rape storyline of Taryn Manning’s character Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett.

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