Laverne Cox has become the first transgender woman to be nominated for an Emmy Award for her role as Sophia Burset on 'Orange Is the New Black'.
Laverne Cox has made history (again) by becoming the first transgender woman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy award. The 30-year-old plays Sophia Burset on the hit Netflix show Orange Is the New Black and she has been nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
Laverne Cox is the first transgender woman in history to be nominated for an Emmy.
The comedy actress and the hit show could take home a raft of prizes.
It has been a great day for Orange Is the New Black, the hit Netflix prison drama which has just been nominated for 12 Emmy Awards. The most-nominated comedy series of the year, "OITNB" boasts an Outstanding Comedy Series nod, which it will have to try to wrestle off the four-year consecutive winner, Modern Family.
In the individual contests, actress Taylor Schilling cinched a nod for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of inmate Piper Chapman.
Kate Mulgrew (Red) secured a nomination in supporting categories, Natasha Lyonne (Nicky Nichols), Uzo Aduba (Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren) and Laverne Cox (Sophia Burset) were all also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
The award show is something of a test run for the next Emmys.
Female driven drama finally had somewhat of a spotlight of the Critics’ Choice TVAwards, with Orange Is The New Black scoring three whole awards - Best Comedy Series, along with two more awards for Supporting Actress in a Comedy (Kate Mulgrew) and Guest Performer in a Comedy (Uzo Aduba). According to E! News Aduba thanked OITNB showrunner Jenji Kohan "for changing my life."
Uzo Aduba's glamorous ensemble matched her shiny new award.
Meanwhile, in other “actresses winning well-deserved awards” Tatiana Maslany of BBC America’s Orphan Black won for Best Actress in a Drama Series. On Orphan Black, she plays multiple, contrasting roles, centered around the show’s futuristic premise of a woman finding out that her life is the result of a cloning research project. Matthew Mcconaughey won the corresponding award for his work on True Detective.
Piper Chapman is still in prison during her fifteen month stint following her conviction of transporting drug money for her ex-girlfriend Alex Vause ten years ago. She thought she had escaped her risky youth, but her one crime had finally caught up with her despite now living a perfectly ordinary, law-abiding life with a soon-to-be husband. Prison may be full of women, but it's not all good news. As expected, it's a volatile environment with much drama and much aggression. But with that comes unshakeable friendships, the genuine efforts of prison officials to help rebuild these women's lives and old faces all around. Piper is reunited with Alex, and the pair find themselves struggling to shake off that glimmering spark between them.
The Star Trek actress says, "I was a voice for hire, and a misinformed one," after she is featured as a narrator in a documentary arguing for Geocentricism.
Actress Kate Mulgrew is narrating an upcoming documentary that claims the earth is the centre of the universe, and the sun revolves around it.
The 58 year-old was first heard as the voiceover on the trailer for 'The Principle,' which argues that Geocentrism is accurate.
"Everything we think we know about our universe is wrong," she is heard saying.
Piper Kerman, author 'Orange Is The New Black', talks about the adapted TV series with executive producer Jenji Kohan, main star Taylor Schilling and actor Jason Biggs in a series featurette. Piper mentions that she wrote the book after everyone she knew wanted to know of her experiences after a 15 month stretch in prison..
As melodrama goes, Perception is filled to the absolute brim with it. What seems like it will start off as a lighthearted, quirky comedy soon becomes something entirely else. Piper Perabo stars as Jen (not "Jennifer"), who's just returned to New York after a failed stint at living in L.A. Here, we find her parents are in rapid mental decline. Her semi-girlfriend (Heather Burns) is clingy and, well, stupid. Her ex-boyfriend (Seth Meyers) keeps coming around. And then Jen, in one of the big "holy crap!" moments of cinema, gets run over by a truck.
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