Will category switcheroo help ‘Orange is the New Black’ at Emmys?

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Now that the TV academy has ruled “Orange is the New Black” is actually a drama (as opposed to a comedy, where it campaigned last year), does the Netflix hit have an even better shot at winning Emmys for Season 2? Many fans would argue that “Orange” is finally in the right category. And don’t forget, this year Emmy balloting has moved strictly to online voting, forgoing the old viewing panels of the past. That might help shows with enormous popularity like “Orange,” as the entire TV academy membership of over 20,000 is allowed to vote for comedy and drama series.

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Nominated for four Emmys this year, “Orange is the New Black” is a major contender to win some of its bids, according to the predictions of Gold Derby’s Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users and All Users.

For Best Drama Series, “Orange” is currently in third place with 50/1 odds, behind frontrunners “Game of Thrones” (10/9 odds) and “Mad Men” (6/5 odds).

Drama Supporting Actress contender Uzo Aduba is in third place to win her second Emmy after claiming the Comedy Guest Actress trophy last year. Aduba has 14/1 odds to win, behind only Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”) with odds of 4/7 and Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”) at 10/3 odds. Watch our recent webchat with Aduba below.

Drama Guest Actor is a tight race this year, with “Orange” recurring player Pablo Schreiber currently in sixth place at 50/1. The predicted frontrunner is Beau Bridges (“Masters of Sex”) with 2/3 odds, but many pundits also incorrectly forecasted a victory for Bridges last year, when the trophy ultimately went to fan-favorite actor Joe Morton (“Scandal”).

The fourth nomination for “Orange” is Best Drama Casting, a category they won last year for casting director Jennifer Euston over in the comedy field. We chatted with Euston before her Emmy victory last year about the show’s diverse ensemble, so be sure to watch our Q&A below.

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