Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” has officially submitted 17 performers for consideration at this year’s Emmy Awards from last June’s third season. (Visit our forums to view the link to the 2016 Emmy ballot.) Two-time Emmy winner Uzo Aduba (comedy guest in 2014, drama supporting in 2015) makes the cut, as does Emmy-nominated lead actress Taylor Schilling. The other 15 entries on the ballot are drawn from the show’s ensemble of supporting players and guest stars. Special note: Season 4, which streams starting June 17 on Netflix, won’t be eligible until 2017. See all 17 Emmy acting submissions by scrolling through our photo gallery above.
Lead and supporting performers need only name their chosen episodes that best represent their work if they receive a nomination. However, all guest performers must specify one episode for consideration on the nomination ballot; we provide this information in the photo gallery. Emmy contenders may be entered into competition by many different sources: production companies, TV networks, agents, managers, publicists or the contenders themselves.
If your favorite “Orange” stars were not submitted on the ballot, that does not mean those contenders were purposefully shut out of their races. They could’ve entered themselves if they were willing to pay the submission fees, which can cost more than $200, or if they used up one of the free entries they get if they are dues-paying members of the Television Academy. Whenever someone or a TV program is left off of the Emmy ballot, it can be difficult to figure out who is responsible.
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