“Orange Is The New Black” Gets 3 More Seasons at Netflix
(via E! Online)
Following their recent wins this awards season, Orange Is The New Black is going to stick around as a perennial awards season favorite.
Months before season 4 of Orange Is The New Black starts streaming on Netflix, seasons 5-7 have just been ordered, which is pretty much unprecedented for TV series these days. In fact, it’s often news if a TV series makes it to the end of a TV season without incident (i.e. getting cancelled, having showrunners switched out, etc.).
While the issue of what Netflix’s metrics are for ratings are still up for debate amongst the viewing public (mainly competing linear TV networks), a 3 season pick up should be a pretty good indication that a show is doing well.
Orange Is The New Black Wins Big at SAG Awards
Of the three wins for comedy at The SAG Awards this year, two went to Orange Is The New Black.
Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor did take home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. Yet, Uzo Aduba nabbed Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series and the whole cast of Orange Is The New Black took home the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Take note how both series stream exclusively online and beat out all linear TV comedy series.
Get a list of all this year’s SAG Awards winners here.
Transparent, Veep, Key & Peele, Bill Murray, and More Get Nominations for 22nd SAG Awards
Most of these nominations are, by now, the usual awards season suspects.
The nominees for this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, coming up on Jan. 30th, have just been announced. As far as comedy is concerned, the perennial favorites are around again: Veep, Modern Family, Louis C.K., Key & Peele, Transparent, The Big Bang Theory. Some inclusions of note among the field are Bill Murray for his special that was just released very recently, Kristen Wiig for The Spoils Before Dying, and Carol Burnett receiving a lifetime achievement award.
See the rest of the comedy nominees below and the full list here.
Unlike The Emmys thought, The SAG Awards have put Orange Is The New Black and Shameless into consideration in the comedy category and both garner nominations.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
BILL MURRAY “A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS” (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
KRISTEN WIIG “THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING” (IFC)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)
LOUIS C.K. / Louie – “LOUIE” (FX Networks)
WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank – “SHAMELESS” (Showtime)
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper – “THE BIG BANG THEORY” (CBS)
JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman – “TRANSPARENT” (Amazon)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” (Netflix)
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE” (Showtime)
ELLIE KEMPER / Kimmy Schmidt – “UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT” (Netflix)
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / President Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)
AMY POEHLER / Leslie Knope – “PARKS AND RECREATION” (NBC)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
MAYIM BIALIK / Amy Farrah Fowler
KALEY CUOCO / Penny
JOHNNY GALECKI / Leonard Hofstadter
SIMON HELBERG / Howard Wolowitz
KUNAL NAYYAR / Rajesh Koothrappali
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper
MELISSA RAUCH / Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz
KEY & PEELE (Comedy Central)
KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY / Various Characters
JORDAN PEELE / Various Characters
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy
AUBREY ANDERSON EMMONS / Lily Tucker-Pritchett
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett
NOLAN GOULD / Luke Dunphy
SARAH HYLAND / Haley Dunphy
ED O’NEILL / Jay Pritchett
RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny Delgado
ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
ARIEL WINTER / Alex Dunphy
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
MIKE BIRBIGLIA / Danny Pearson
MARSHA STEPHANIE BLAKE / Berdie Rogers
DANIELLE BROOKS / Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson
LAVERNE COX / Sophia Burset
JACKIE CRUZ / Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales
CATHERINE CURTIN / Wanda Bell
LEA DELARIA / Carrie “Big Boo” Black
BETH FOWLER / Sister Jane Ingalls
JOEL MARSH GARLAND / Scott O’Neill
KIMIKO GLENN / Brook Soso
ANNIE GOLDEN / Norma Romano
DIANE GUERRERO / Maritza Ramos
MICHAEL J. HARNEY / Sam Healy
VICKY JEUDY / Janae Watson
SELENIS LEYVA / Gloria Mendoza
TARYN MANNING / Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett
ADRIENNE C. MOORE / Black Cindy
KATE MULGREW / Galina “Red” Reznikov
EMMA MYLES / Leanne Taylor
MATT PETERS / Joel Luschek
LORI PETTY / Lolly Whitehill
JESSICA PIMENTEL / Maria Ruiz
DASCHA POLANCO / Dayanara Diaz
LAURA PREPON / Alex Vause
ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ / Aleida Diaz
RUBY ROSE / Stella Carlin
NICK SANDOW / Joe Caputo
ABIGAIL SAVAGE / Gina
TAYLOR SCHILLING / Piper Chapman
CONSTANCE SHULMAN / Yoga Jones
DALE SOULES / Frieda
YAEL STONE / Lorna Morello
SAMIRA WILEY / Poussey Washington
ALEXANDRA BILLINGS / Davina Rejennae
CARRIE BROWNSTEIN / Syd Feldman
JAY DUPLASS / Josh Pfefferman
KATHRYN HAHN / Raquel Fein
GABY HOFFMANN / Ali Pfefferman
CHERRY JONES / Leslie Mackinaw
AMY LANDECKER / Sarah Pfefferman
JUDITH LIGHT / Shelly Pfefferman
HARI NEF / Gittel/Gerson
EMILY ROBINSON / Rose Boymelgreen
JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman
DIEDRICH BADER / Bill Ericsson
SUFE BRADSHAW / Sue Wilson
ANNA CHLUMSKY / Amy Brookheimer
GARY COLE / Kent Davidson
KEVIN DUNN / Ben Cafferty
TONY HALE / Gary Walsh
HUGH LAURIE / Tom James
PHIL REEVES / Doyle
SAM RICHARDSON / Richard
REID SCOTT / Dan Egan
TIMOTHY SIMONS / Jonah Ryan
SARAH SUTHERLAND / Catherine
MATT WALSH / Mike McLintock
52nd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award
Bob’s Burgers, Between Two Ferns, More Win at Last Night’s Creative Arts Emmys
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards (i.e. the Emmys for primetime TV that you won’t get to see on the normal telecast for The Primetime Emmys) were awarded last night and it’s great to see that Bob’s Burgers has gotten some well deserved attention as well as Between Two Ferns knocking it out of the park this year with their Barack Obama episode.
Congratulations to them as well as our other favorite comedy programs that got a statue listed below. Also, here’s the full list of winners from last night.
Bob’s Burgers (Outstanding Animated Program)
Between Two Ferns (Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program)
The Colbert Report (Outstanding Writing for a Series)
AFI Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks (Outstanding Variety Special)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Digital Experience (Outstanding Interactive Program)
The Simpsons (Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance [Harry Shearer])
Orange Is The New Black (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series [Uzo Aduba], Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series)
Saturday Night Live (Outstanding Directing For a Variety Series, Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special, Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special-Non-Prosthetic, Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series [Jimmy Fallon])
The Daily Show (Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or A Variety Program)
Modern Family (Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation)
Mike Birbiglia Joining ‘Orange Is The New Black’
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
For the third season of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, the comedian behind Sleepwalk With Me and My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, Mike Birbiglia is coming for a recurring role. It’s not clear what he’ll be, but it wouldn’t be hard to imagine for it to not be a potentially scene-stealing role.
Our guess would be some of new, atypical prison chaplain.
So, Netflix Surpassed HBO This Past Quarter in Subscriber Revenue
(via Entertainment Weekly)
The online streaming giant Netflix has been making a lot of waves over the last couple of years with their entrance into producing their own content. In fact, after resurrecting Arrested Development, Orange Is The New Black, and more, Netflix has just, in this past quarter, surpassed HBO in subscriber revenue.
While that doesn’t exactly mean that Netflix has grown bigger than HBO, which has more of an established brand, more original content, and, overall, more accolades and money coming in, it certainly does mean that Netflix (and online streaming in general) is absolutely headed in that direction.
Maybe, a stand alone HBO GO will be up for subscription in the not so distant future and we can all watch Silicon Valley, Veep, and Girls without using our friends and loved ones’ passwords.