'Orange Is The New Black' Snubbed In Emmy 2016 Nominations

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Season 4 of “Orange is the New Black” debuts on June 17.
Season 4 of “Orange is the New Black” debuts on June 17. Netflix

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards nominees in a ceremony on Thursday, honoring talented creatives and shows. Noticeably overlooked was Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black.

The fan-favorite show — which has earned 16 nominations and 4 wins over its previous two seasons — received only one nomination for outstanding casting for a drama series. Content eligible for the awards consists of anything released from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016, which means Season 3 of Orange Is the New Black was assessed by the 22,000 members who voted for this year’s ballot.

Season 3 did take a different path from previous seasons, as the dramedy focused less on the drama and more on the comedy. The genre-shift offers a possible explanation as to why the series did not receive a nomination for best drama series. But, as Bustle points out, Season 3 still had some noteworthy moments, including Pennsatucky’s (Taryn Manning) story arc and Sophia’s (Laverne Cox) treatment in prison.

The 68th Emmy Awards show will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The 2016 awards will be broadcast live on ABC on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. EDT.

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