July 11, 2014

Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie Emmy Noms


In this year’s Emmy race, “Orange Is the New Black” embodies the most important change in television in recent years.

No, not Netflix. Women.

“Orange,” with multiple-nominee “House of Cards,” does give Netflix an Atlas-like stance over the television landscape; HBO is the only other outlet with both comedy series and drama series nominees.

But with 12 nominations, more than any other scripted comedy, “Orange Is the New Black” has a much bigger point to prove: Women, both as creators and characters, are changing the nature of comedy, and television.

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