Orange Is the New Black (season 1)
The first season of the American comedy-drama television series Orange Is the New Black premiered on Netflix on July 11, 2013, at 12:00 am PST in multiple countries. It consists of thirteen episodes, each between 51–60 minutes. The series is based on Piper Kerman's memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison (2010), about her experiences at FCI Danbury, a minimum-security federal prison. Created and adapted for television by Jenji Kohan. In July 2011, Netflix was in negotiations with Lionsgate for a 13-episode TV adaptation of Kerman's memoirs. The series began filming in the old Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center in Rockland County, New York, on March 7, 2013. The title sequence features photos of real former female prisoners including Kerman herself.
|Orange Is the New Black (season 1)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Original release||July 11, 2013|
The series revolves around Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a woman in her 30s living in New York City who is sentenced to 15 months in Litchfield Penitentiary, a minimum-security women's federal prison (initially operated by the "Federal Department of Corrections," a fictional version of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and later acquired by Management & Correction Corporation (MCC), a private prison company) in upstate New York. Piper had been convicted of transporting a suitcase full of drug money for her then-girlfriend Alex Vause (Laura Prepon), an international drug smuggler.
Orange is the New Black received critical acclaim. The series received numerous accolades including: Satellite Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series. Also was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Comedy Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series. Taylor Schilling was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama. For the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, the series was honored with 12 nominations, winning Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Uzo Aduba).
Sentenced to 15 months for a crime committed 10 years earlier, Piper Chapman leaves her supportive fiancé Larry for her new home: a women's prison. Her counselor, Sam Healy, empathizes with her and tries to gently give her tips to survive. She grapples with the racial dynamics of prison life and learns some of the rules. Unfortunately, she offends Red, the powerful matriarch of the prison kitchen, who responds by serving Piper a bloody tampon and subsequently starving her. Piper is then shocked to discover that Alex Vause, her former lover (who recruited her into carrying drug money) is in the same prison.
The inmates must campaign among their races for a coveted spot as a prisoners' representative. Piper steers clear of the bizarre political process but might not have a choice but to get involved. Larry's editor wants him to write an article about Piper's incarceration. Former high school track star Janae Watson returns from solitary confinement. Piper wants to reopen the outdoor track but Healy forces her to fulfill several potentially dangerous tasks before he will consider it. Officer Mendez begins harassing Red when she refuses to help him continue smuggling drugs into the prison. Larry publishes his article about Piper in the New York Times, which turns her into a person of interest for inmates and corrections officers alike. Piper makes peace with Alex and awaits a visit from Larry on Thanksgiving.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Featured character(s)||Original release date|
|1||1||"I Wasn't Ready"||Michael Trim||Liz Friedman & Jenji Kohan||Piper||July 11, 2013|
Sentenced to 15 months for a crime committed 10 years earlier, Piper Chapman leaves her supportive fiancé Larry for her new home: a women's prison. Her counselor, Sam Healy, empathizes with her and tries to gently give her tips to survive. She grapples with the racial dynamics of prison life and learns some of the rules. Unfortunately, she offends Red, the powerful matriarch of the prison kitchen, who responds by serving Piper a bloody tampon and subsequently starving her. Piper is then shocked to discover that Alex Vause, her former lover (who recruited her into carrying drug money) is in the same prison. Daya Diaz, another inmate, is greeted by her mother, who is also incarcerated, with a slap to the face.
Flashback: Flashbacks depict the particulars of Piper's crime, Piper telling her family about her crime, and Larry's marriage proposal.
|2||2||"Tit Punch"||Uta Briesewitz||Marco Ramirez||Red & Piper||July 11, 2013|
After insulting Red's food, Piper is starved out by the kitchen staff. She struggles to offer up an acceptable apology. With help from Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren, she manages to prepare a medicated lotion for Red's back. Alex gives Piper a piece of cornbread but Piper rejects it. The kitchen freezer is irreparably damaged. Red manipulates Healy into buying a new one. "Crazy Eyes" makes a romantic move on Piper. Bennett and Daya check each other out.
Flashback: Red attempts to befriend the wives of well-connected Russian businessmen in Brooklyn. Unfortunately, she tells an insulting joke that alienates them. During a confrontation, Red punctures one of the wives' breast implants. As compensation, Red's husband agrees to hold secret packages for the businessmen.
|3||3||"Lesbian Request Denied"||Jodie Foster||Sian Heder||Sophia & Piper||July 11, 2013|
Piper's best friend Polly takes more authority over their soap-making business. Piper deals with romantic advances from Suzanne (Crazy Eyes). After Crazy Eyes submits a request to bunk with Piper, Piper firmly rejects her advances. After Piper moves into Miss Claudette's cube, Crazy Eyes urinates on the floor of their space. Piper's relationship with Alex is very hostile. The prison reduces Sophia's dose of exogenous estrogen in response to budget cuts. She asks her wife to smuggle pills into the prison; her wife flatly refuses, asking her "How fucking selfish can you be?"
Flashback: Sophia, her wife, and her child struggle to adjust to Sophia's gender transition. Sophia commits credit card fraud to finance her gender reassignment surgery.
|4||4||"Imaginary Enemies"||Michael Trim||Gary Lennon||Miss Claudette||July 11, 2013|
Piper adjusts to living with Claudette and working in the electrical shop. She starts to make friends with Nicky. After Piper loses a screwdriver, the prison staff searches high and low to find it before it is used as a weapon. Mendez molests Piper during the search. When Piper returns to her cube with the screwdriver, it places more strain on her relationship with Claudette. After the search ends, Piper and Claudette make peace. Piper agrees to review appeal letters from different inmates. Tricia Miller schemes to prevent her girlfriend Mercy Valduto's release, but Claudette convinces her not to ruin Mercy's chance for freedom. After Claudette receives a letter from her friend Baptiste, she agrees to have her case reopened.
Flashback: Miss Claudette ran a housekeeping company until she murdered a man who sexually assaulted one of her employees.
|5||5||"The Chickening"||Andrew McCarthy||Nick Jones||Aleida & Daya||July 11, 2013|
While relaxing in the exercise yard, Piper sees a chicken. When she mentions it in passing, Red recounts her dream of cooking a proper chicken and offers a gift to the person who catches the chicken. Larry discovers that Alex gave Piper's name to the Feds. To keep Piper focused on life beyond prison, Larry lies to her. Polly arranges for Piper to take a business call, but Piper skips it to chase the chicken. Morello ends her relationship with Nicky. Sophia asks Sister Ingalls for estrogen pills, but she refuses. The overloaded chapel ceiling collapses from a heavy cross Pennsatucky tries to hang. The prisoners work to clean up and repair the damage. Miss Claudette starts researching her legal appeal. Bennett and Daya pass notes to each other. Aleida advises her daughter to date another guard who can do her favors.
Flashback: Aleida runs a drug ring with her boyfriend, César, while the family struggles financially. After Aleida goes to prison, Daya starts dating César and running the drug ring until she is also sent to prison.
|6||6||"WAC Pack"||Michael Trim||Lauren Morelli||Nicky & Piper||July 11, 2013|
Piper confronts her mother. Polly takes full control of the soap business. Now believing that Alex didn't name her, Piper starts to view her fondly. Larry agrees to write an article about his fiancée's term in prison. Healy announces elections for the women's advisory council, and encourages Piper to run for WAC. When she refuses, Healy places her on the council anyway. The guards start searching for a missing mobile phone; Piper finds it hidden in the wall of the bathroom. Daya attacks her mother Aleida, for trying to have sex with Bennett. After saying he turned Aleida down, Daya performs oral sex on him, during which she discovers that he has a prosthetic leg.
Flashback: Flashbacks depict the friction between Nicky and her biological mother, and how Red helped Nicky deal with her drug problem.
|7||7||"Blood Donut"||Matthew Penn||Sara Hess||Watson||July 11, 2013|
Watson is released from SHU (Security Housing Unit/Solitary), and concludes that it was Piper who misplaced the screwdriver. Piper confesses but points out that Watson was initially sent to SHU for arguing with the guards. Piper, frustrated with WAC, states "this whole WAC thing is basically bullshit." Piper tries to make nice with Alex. With Fischer's help, Piper gets the running track reopened, which pleases Watson. Piper's appointment to WAC infuriates Pennsatucky, who was hoping to use her election to obtain false teeth. Alex tires of Pennsatucky's complaining and threatens to rape her if she doesn't keep quiet. Mendez tries to pressure Red into smuggling drugs into the prison, but Red refuses.
Flashback: Watson was a gifted track star with a college scholarship. Growing up in a strict Muslim household, she was not allowed to see boys. She begins seeing a sketchy man, Donte. She helps him rob a convenience store, and they are separated as they escape. She is caught by police but he is not, and she takes the rap for him.
|8||8||"Moscow Mule"||Phil Abraham||Marco Ramirez||Red||July 11, 2013|
The flu bug circulates through the prison. Larry's article is printed. While Piper is happy that it was published, she is upset that most of the information is inaccurate. Healy reads the article and begins acting coldly towards Piper upon realizing her history with other girls. Piper and Alex flirt and reminisce while they try to fix a dryer. Pennsatucky locks Alex into the dryer as revenge. Polly gives birth. Daya is pregnant. Taystee is granted parole. Tricia goes into drug withdrawal. Over Nicky's objection, Red cuts off Tricia and allows her to go into SHU. Caputo orders Mendez to investigate how the drugs entered the prison. Mendez performs a very intimidating interview of Morello. To retaliate against Red, Nicky tells Mendez that Red uses Neptune's Produce, a vendor affiliated with the Russian bosses from Red's background, to smuggle contraband into the prison.
Flashback: Red gives the Russian bosses a good business idea, which begins her climb up the organized crime ladder.
|9||9||"Fucksgiving"||Michael Trim||Sian Heder||Alex||July 11, 2013|
Mendez uses Red's smuggling connections to move drugs into the prison. Red flushes them down the toilet. Mendez issues Red a death threat and urinates into the Thanksgiving gravy. Pennsatucky and Alex clash over their views on homosexuality and religion. Nicky and Alex flirt. Sophia's wife becomes romantically interested in her pastor. With Sister Ingalls's encouragement, Sophia gives her wife her blessing. Sophia's full dose of estrogen is restored. Daya attempts an abortion using Mendoza's herbal teas, but Aleida colludes with Mendoza to keep the fetus alive. Later, Daya agrees to keep the baby. Taystee is released but finds that her support network is missing. Piper and Alex share a sexually charged dance. Pennsatucky snitches on them for "lesbianing together," after which Healy sends Chapman to SHU. When Healy visits SHU, Chapman rages against him for punishing her for being a lesbian. After suffering in SHU, she resolves to obey Healy and avoid Alex. Caputo orders Healy to release Chapman from SHU when it becomes clear that her transfer is unjustified. Healy calls Larry, to tell him about Piper and Alex's sexual relationship. Upon returning to camp, she has sex with Alex.
Flashback: Flashbacks depict Alex being bullied for her low socioeconomic standing, her relationship with her mother, and her first contact with her washed-up rock star father. The flashbacks also show her beginning with the drug cartel.
|10||10||"Bora Bora Bora"||Andrew McCarthy||Nick Jones||Piper & Tricia||July 11, 2013|
When Cesar goes by Bennett's apartment and asks how and where the baby will live, Bennett learns that Daya is pregnant. He is concerned that the system will discover he had sex with Daya, which could result in disciplinary action for both. He explains that his prosthetic left leg, originally thought to be from his tour in Afghanistan, is really from an infection when he had a cut and stepped into a dirty hot tub in Florida. Baptiste visits Miss Claudette. Tricked by Watson and egged on by others, Pennsatucky starts a faith healing crusade. Scared straight arrives at the prison, and the inmates attempt to intimidate the visiting juvenile delinquents. However, they have difficulty intimidating Dina, who robbed a liquor store from her wheelchair. Piper succeeds by telling Dina the scariest part of prison is not other people but coming face to face with "who you really are." Pennsatucky's faith healing crusade ends after she attempts to heal Dina by forcefully removing her from the wheelchair, after which Pennsatucky is confined to the psychiatric ward. Tricia struggles to "make things square with Red." Mendez manipulates Tricia into selling illegal drugs. When the tour with juvenile delinquents begins, Mendez notices the state she is in, and locks Tricia in a closet to prevent her from revealing she is holding the drugs. When he returns to release her, he finds that she has taken the drugs, overdosed and died. Fearing he will be found out, Mendez manipulates the scene to make it look like a suicide hanging. Nicky and Red blame themselves for Tricia's death, and both resolve to bring Mendez down.
Flashback: Flashbacks reveal what Piper and Polly are looking for in a spouse, and depict Piper meeting Larry. Tricia survives life on the streets of New York City shoplifting; she keeps a list of what she steals so she can pay everyone back.
|11||11||"Tall Men with Feelings"||Constantine Makris||Lauren Morelli||Piper & Alex||July 11, 2013|
Prison officials cover up Tricia's death to avoid an investigation. The inmates believe Tricia killed herself and organize an informal memorial for her. Tricia's death affects Mendez, and he vents over drinks with Bennett. Aleida, Daya, and Red scheme to cover up Daya's pregnancy. Daya will have sex with Mendez, which will then deflect suspicions once her pregnancy becomes apparent. During their encounter, Mendez uses a condom, so there's no evidence to use against him. Pennsatucky is held in the psych unit. After Piper learns that psych is worse than SHU, she successfully petitions Caputo to have Pennsatucky returned to the general population over Alex's objections. However, Piper's bravery brings Alex closer to her. Larry is interviewed on NPR, and his comments are particularly hurtful toward Suzanne and Miss Claudette, though he is kinder to other inmates, including Red and Watson. Larry's comments regarding fidelity convince Piper that he knows about her relationship with Alex. Piper calls Larry and confesses her infidelity. Larry reveals that during Thanksgiving, Healy told him that she was put in SHU for "lesbian activity." Piper admits to Larry that she loves Alex, which Larry sees as a deep betrayal. Larry then tells Piper that Alex did name her, thereby admitting that he lied earlier. He asks Piper, "How does it feel to be in love with the woman who ruined our lives?", and says that he needs time away from Piper.
Flashback: Flashbacks depict the fight and breakup between Piper and Alex following the death of Alex's mother.
|12||12||"Fool Me Once"||Andrew McCarthy||Sara Hess||Pennsatucky||July 11, 2013|
Caputo catches Mendez having sex with Daya. To avoid a rape investigation, Mendez is put on unpaid leave. Daya tells Bennett about her plot, but Bennett is displeased that she framed Mendez. Mendez believes that Daya loves him, and he tells Bennett about Red's smuggling operation, after which Bennett informs Caputo. Claudette's appeal is denied, and she attacks Fischer, resulting in her being sent to maximum security. Unable to adjust to life outside, Taystee commits a crime and returns to prison. Cal gets engaged via text message. Red mediates between Healy and his mail-order bride. Yoga Jones tells Watson how she accidentally killed an eight-year-old child. A journalist following up on Larry's interview asks the deputy warden about spending cuts at Litchfield, despite an increase in the prison's funding. Piper and Alex argue, and Piper admits, "I am an emotionally manipulative narcissist who bailed on you when your mother died." Alex admits she ratted on Piper for dumping her, and lied to Piper because she wanted her to like her. Alex gives Piper a choice: nest with Larry or travel with her and be prepared for anything. Larry asks Piper to marry him immediately. Pennsatucky broods after being "beaten" by Piper, but her lawyer encourages Pennsatucky to witness to Piper. Piper "prays to Mr. Christ" for forgiveness, but she flatly refuses to be baptized. Pennsatucky sees this refusal as another instance of being "disrespected" and announces her plans to murder Piper.
Flashback: Pennsatucky shoots and kills an abortion provider who "disrespected" her with a snide remark after her fifth abortion. A Christian anti-abortion group, mistakenly believing her act was to stop abortions, declare her a hero for their movement and provide her with pro bono legal help. The flashbacks also imply that Pennsatucky was not particularly religious until that experience.
|13||13||"Can't Fix Crazy"||Michael Trim||Tara Herrmann & Jenji Kohan||none||July 11, 2013|
|Caputo chooses Mendoza to replace Red as head cook. To reclaim her position, Red sabotages the kitchen. The resulting grease fire injures Murphy and prompts Norma to end her friendship with Red. Mendoza starts starving Red. Figueroa leans on Bennett to squash the investigation into Neptune's Produce, but Caputo fights to keep it on track. Bennett and Daya reach a low point in their relationship. Sophia receives a card from her son. Piper tells Alex that she is choosing Larry, and Alex cuts Piper out of her life. Larry visits Alex in prison and warns her to stay away from Piper, but Alex tells him that it was Piper who rekindled their sexual relationship. She asserts Larry's insecurity stems from Piper's weaknesses and not her machinations, telling him "I'm not your problem." After reflecting, Larry breaks up with Piper. Piper returns to Alex, but Alex pushes Piper away. Nicky seduces Alex. Piper is terrified after Pennsatucky demonstrates on herself how she could harm Piper in the shower with a razor blade. Taystee and her friends encourage Piper to strike back, and Big Boo gives Piper the screwdriver that was never returned to the electrical shop. Following the success of the Nativity Play at the Prison Christmas Pageant, Piper breaks into tears and leaves during the final song. Pennsatucky sneaks off the stage in her angel costume to follow Piper. Piper and Pennsatucky have a final confrontation. At the fight's start, Piper appeals to Healy for help, but he walks off and abandons her. When Pennsatucky charges at Piper with a shiv fashioned from a wooden Christian cross, Piper doubles her over with a kick to the groin, then drops her to the ground with an elbow to the head. The episode ends with an enraged Piper on top of Pennsatucky, relentlessly punching her.|
Cast and charactersEdit
- Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, inmate
- Laura Prepon as Alex Vause, inmate
- Michael Harney as Sam Healy, correctional officer
- Michelle Hurst as Miss Claudette Pelage, inmate
- Kate Mulgrew as Galina "Red" Reznikov, inmate
- Jason Biggs as Larry Bloom, Piper's fiancé
- Uzo Aduba as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
- Danielle Brooks as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson
- Natasha Lyonne as Nicky Nichols
- Taryn Manning as Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett
- Selenis Leyva as Gloria Mendoza
- Adrienne C. Moore as Cindy "Black Cindy" Hayes
- Dascha Polanco as Dayanara "Daya" Diaz
- Yael Stone as Lorna Morello
- Samira Wiley as Poussey Washington
- Jackie Cruz as Marisol "Flaca" Gonzales
- Lea DeLaria as Carrie "Big Boo" Black
- Elizabeth Rodriguez as Aleida Diaz
- Jessica Pimentel as Maria Ruiz
- Laverne Cox as Sophia Burset
- Annie Golden as Norma Romano
- Laura Gómez as Blanca Flores
- Diane Guerrero as Maritza Ramos
- Vicky Jeudy as Janae Watson
- Julie Lake as Angie Rice
- Emma Myles as Leanne Taylor
- Abigail Savage as Gina Murphy
- Constance Shulman as Erica "Yoga" Jones
- Lori Tan Chinn as Mei Chang
- Tamara Torres as Emily Germann
- Lin Tucci as Anita DeMarco
- Beth Fowler as Sister Jane Ingalls
- Barbara Rosenblat as Rosa "Miss Rosa" Cisneros
- Madeline Brewer as Tricia Miller
- Nick Sandow as Joe Caputo
- Catherine Curtin as Wanda Bell
- Joel Marsh Garland as Scott O'Neill
- Matt Peters as Joel Luschek
- Alysia Reiner as Natalie "Fig" Figueroa
- Brendan Burke as Wade Donaldson
- Lolita Foster as Eliqua Maxwell
- Matt McGorry as John Bennett
- Pablo Schreiber as George "Pornstache" Mendez
- Lauren Lapkus as Susan Fischer
Show creator Jenji Kohan read Piper Kerman's memoir after a friend sent it to her. She then set up a meeting with Kerman to pitch her on a TV adaptation, which she notes she "screwed up" as she spent most of the time asking Kerman about her experiences she described in the book rather than selling her on the show. This appealed to Kerman as it let her know that she was a fan and she signed off on the adaptation. Kohan would later go on to describe the main character, Piper Chapman, as a "trojan horse" for the series, allowing it to focus on characters whose demographics would not normally be represented on TV. In July 2011, it was revealed that Netflix was in negotiations with Lionsgate for a 13-episode TV adaptation of Kerman's memoirs with Kohan as creator. In November 2011, negotiations were finalized and the series had been greenlit.
Casting announcements began in August 2012 with Taylor Schilling, the first to be cast, in the lead role as Piper Chapman, followed by Jason Biggs as Piper's fiancé Larry Bloom. Laura Prepon and Yael Stone were next to join the series. Abigail Savage, who plays Gina, and Alysia Reiner, who plays Fig, had auditioned for role of Alex Vause. Prepon initially auditioned for Piper Chapman, however Kohan felt she would not worry about her [in prison], noting a "toughness and a presence to her that wasn’t right for the character." Kohan instead gave her the role of Alex. Stone had originally auditioned for the role of Nicky Nichols, but she was not considered "tough enough" for the character; she was asked to audition for Lorna Morello instead. Likability was important for Morello, whom casting director Jen Euston deemed "a very helpful, nice, sweet Italian girl." Laverne Cox, a black transgender woman, was cast as Sophia Burset, a transgender character. The Advocate touted Orange Is the New Black as possibly the first women-in-prison narrative to cast a transgender woman for this type of role. Natasha Lyonne was to audition for Alex, but was asked to read for the character Nicky Nichols; "[Kohan knew] she could do Nicky with her eyes closed. She was perfect," said Euston. Uzo Aduba read for the part of Janae Watson but was offered the character Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren. Taryn Manning was offered the role of Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett. This American Life host Ira Glass was offered a role as a public radio host, but he declined. The role instead went to Robert Stanton, who plays the fictional host Maury Kind.
Orange Is the New Black has received critical acclaim, particularly praised for humanizing prisoners and for its depiction of race, sexuality, gender and body types. The first season received positive reviews from critics, review aggregator Metacritic gave it a weighted average score of 79 out of 100 based on reviews from 32 critics, indicating favorable reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, season one has a 93% approval rating based on 40 reviews, with an average rating of 8.2 out of 10 . The site's critical consensus is "Orange Is the New Black is a sharp mix of black humor and dramatic heft, with interesting characters and an intriguing flashback structure."
Hank Stuever, television critic for The Washington Post, gave Orange Is the New Black a perfect score. In his review of the series, he stated: "In Jenji Kohan's magnificent and thoroughly engrossing new series, Orange Is the New Black, prison is still the pits. But it is also filled with the entire range of human emotion and stories, all of which are brought vividly to life in a world where a stick of gum could ignite either a romance or a death threat." Maureen Ryan, of The Huffington Post, wrote: "Orange is one of the best new programs of the year, and the six episodes I've seen have left me hungry to see more."
Critics' top ten listEdit
Orange Is the New Black was considered one of the best shows of the year by many critics and journalists.
|Top 10 Television Programs of the Year||Orange Is the New Black||Won|
|Outstanding Achievement in Casting – Television Series Comedy||Jennifer Euston, Emer O'Callaghan||Won|
|Outstanding Achievement in Casting – Television Pilot Comedy||Jennifer Euston||Won|
|Best Comedy Series||Orange Is the New Black||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Kate Mulgrew||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Laverne Cox||Nominated|
|Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series||Uzo Aduba||Won|
|TV Drama of the Year||Orange Is the New Black||Won|
|LBGTQ TV Show of the Year||Orange Is the New Black||Won|
|TV Performance of the Year – Actress||Taylor Schilling||Nominated|
|Outstanding Comedy Series||Orange Is the New Black||Won|
|Best Comedy Series||Orange Is the New Black||Won|
|Best Comedy Lead Actress||Taylor Schilling||Nominated|
|Best Comedy Supporting Actress||Kate Mulgrew||Won|
|Best Comedy Supporting Actress||Danielle Brooks||Nominated|
|Best Comedy Guest Actor||Pablo Schreiber||Won|
|Best Comedy Guest Actress||Uzo Aduba||Won|
|Best Comedy Guest Actress||Laverne Cox||Nominated|
|Best Comedy Guest Actress||Taryn Manning||Nominated|
|Best Comedy Episode of the Year||"Can't Fix Crazy"||Won|
|Best Ensemble of the Year||Won|
|Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Taylor Schilling||Nominated|
|Best Song Written for Visual Media||Regina Spektor – "You've Got Time"||Nominated|
|Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series||Sara Hess||Nominated|
|Favorite Streaming Series||Orange Is the New Black||Won|
|Outstanding Comedy Series||Nominated|
|Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||Taylor Schilling||Nominated|
|Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Kate Mulgrew||Nominated|
|Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series||Jodie Foster||Nominated|
|Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series||Friedman, Kohan||Nominated|
|Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series||Uzo Aduba||Won|
|Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series||Laverne Cox||Nominated|
|Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series||Natasha Lyonne||Nominated|
|Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series||Jennifer Euston||Won|
|Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series||William Turro||Won|
|Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series||Shannon Mitchell||Nominated|
|Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series||Michael S. Stern||Nominated|
|Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy||Orange Is the New Black||Won|
|Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy||Taylor Schilling||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Laura Prepon||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Uzo Aduba||Nominated|
|Best Cast – Television Series||Won|
|Program of the Year||Orange Is the New Black||Nominated|
|Outstanding New Program||Orange Is the New Black||Won|
|Television: Comedy Series||Nominated|
|Television: New Series||Nominated|
|Television: Episodic Comedy||Friedman, Kohan||Nominated|
|Television: Episodic Comedy||Sian Heder||Nominated|
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