‘Orange is the New Black’ category switch at Emmys is ‘frustrating’ for creator Jenji Kohan

At a recent Emmy event in Los Angeles for Netflix hit series “Orange is the New Black,” creator Jenji Kohan speaks frankly to Gold Derby about the TV academy’s decision to switch the show to the drama categories at this year’s Emmys.

“I think all of these labels don’t apply anymore,” she tells us. “There’s humor in dramas, there’s drama in the humor categories, it’s all a human experience and everyone’s so hellbent on putting a label on it and saying this drama and this is comedy. Enough already. Why do we have to fit in a box? It’s very frustrating to me.”

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One thought on “‘Orange is the New Black’ category switch at Emmys is ‘frustrating’ for creator Jenji Kohan

  1. There is indeed humor in dramas. Take ‘Orange is the New Black’ for example. In all seriousness though, there is something to be said for her proposed half-hour/hour split in that it is less subjective. Another flaw of the current system is that it does not account for half-hours that veer dramatic, like ‘Nurse Jackie’ and ‘Transparent’. Having said this, if she does not care whether her show is a drama or a comedy, maybe she should have submitted it where the consensus thought that it deserved to be instead of where the show would have an easier time getting nominations.

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