Awards Calendar

  • HFPA: Deadline for nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young
    November 25, 2015
  • ASIFA: Deadline to renew or join ASIFA-Hollywood to be able to participate in the Annie Award voting
    November 30, 2015
  • VES: Submission Deadline
    November 30, 2015
  • ASIFA: Annie Award Nominations announced
    December 1, 2015
  • WGA: Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins
    December 1, 2015
  • DGA: Online voting for Feature Film Nominations opens
    December 2, 2015
  • HFPA: Final screening date for Motion Pictures
    December 2, 2015
  • WGA: Television, New Media, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominations Announced
    December 3, 2015
  • HFPA: Final date for Motion Picture press conference
    December 5, 2015
  • AFI: Honorees Announced
    December 7, 2015

Emmys: Why 'Orange Is the New Black' Odds Just Increased

Jennifer Euston
Jennifer Euston
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The Netflix series looks like the comedy frontrunner

This story first appeared in the Aug. 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Is Orange the new gold? The winner at the Creative Arts Emmys might foretell a big Orange Is the New Black presence on the primetime awards telecast Aug. 25. The Jenji Kohan comedy scored three major wins — the most of any nominated comedy — at the Aug. 16 crafts and technical awards ceremony: for single-camera picture editing, guest comedy actress Uzo Aduba and casting for a comedy series for casting director Jennifer Euston.

The latter has proved prescient for gold before: Four-time reigning winner ABC's Modern Family nabbed the casting and series trophies for its first season in 2010; six years earlier, in 2004, Fox's Arrested Development saw the same sequence of wins. And NBC's 30 Rock nabbed comedy casting trophies each of the three years it also won best comedy. HBO's Game of Thrones and True Detective and PBS' Sherlock: His Last Vow each won four Creative Arts honors this year, though the dramatic categories have proved much tougher to predict.

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