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'Orange Is the New Black' Emmys Petition Denied, Is a Drama

Netflix just hit a setback for its Orange Is the New Black Emmys campaign… the show will officially be considered in the drama categories this year.

A new rules change stated that all hour-long shows will be considered dramas and all half-hour shows will be considered comedies moving forward. Networks can petition the Academy to be placed in the alternative category, but Orange Is the New Black‘s petition was denied.

The series was nominated last year for 12 awards in the comedy categories and it won three, including one for guest actress Uzo Aduba. The SAG Awards and Golden Globes also considered it in the comedy categories.

The petition was looked over by a nine-member panel and all episodes of the current season were reviewed to determine “as to whether it predominantly takes a comedic or a dramatic approach to the material,” according to Variety.

Taylor Schilling & 'Orange is the New Black' Cast Sing 'Don't Talk to Me' Cover - Watch Now!

Taylor Schilling shows some sass while singing “Don’t Talk To Me” in a brand new promo for her hit show Orange is the New Black!

The 30-year-old actress is joined by her co-stars Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Laverne Cox, Kate Mulgrew, and Danielle Brooks.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taylor Schilling

If you didn’t know, the cast is covering Tre Coast ft. Lycia Faith‘s “Don’t Talk To Me,” which was inspired by the show’s character Leanne’s Stop, Don’t Talk To Me scene in season 2.

Mark your calendars, Orange is the New Black returns for season three on Friday, June 12.

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Uzo Aduba & Laverne Cox Wow at 'Essence' Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Uzo Aduba and Laverne Cox hit the carpet in style while arriving at the 2015 Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday (February 19) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies were joined by their Orange is the New Black co-stars Danielle Brooks, Samira Wiley, and Vicky Jeudy.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Uzo Aduba

Also attending the event were Chanel Iman, Kelly Rowland, Shonda Rhimes, and Black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross.

FYI: Laverne is wearing a Theory top and Whistles skirt. Uzo is wearing a LK Bennett dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, a Rodo clutch, and Kwiat jewels. Chanel is wearing a Jonathan Simkhai dress, Melissa Kaye Jewelry earrings and Graziela Gems and EF Collection rings.

10+ pictures inside of Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, and more at the Essence luncheon… More Here! »

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Laverne Cox Seriously Rocks a Runway Like No One Else Can

Laverne Cox works the runway like no other while strutting her stuff in the Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 on Thursday (February 12) at the Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The 30-year-old actress was joined in the show by her Orange Is the New Black co-star Dascha Polanco, as well as Ciara, Kristin Cavallari, Zendaya, Rosie O’Donnell, Fifth Harmony, and many others.

Laverne has some big news that she appears to have been celebrating with her amazing runway moves – she just got cast in a CBS legal drama pilot Doubt. It is about a “transgender Ivy League-educated attorney, described as “competitive as she is compassionate. She’s fierce, funny and the fact that she’s experienced injustice first hand makes her fight all the harder for her clients,” according to Entertainment Weekly.

FYI: Ciara is wearing a SAFiYAA dress. Zendaya is wearing a Rubin Singer dress.

30+ pictures inside of Laverne Cox and other ladies in the fashion show… More Here! »

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Laverne Cox Makes TV History, Lands Role in CBS Pilot 'Doubt'

Laverne Cox has just landed a role in CBS’ new legal pilot called Doubt, Variety reports!

The 30-year-old transgendered Orange is the New Black star will play Cameron Wirth, an ivy-league educated lawyer who is “as competitive as she is compassionate.” Because she’s experienced injustice first hand, she will “fight all the harder for her clients.”

If the show is picked up for a season, it will mark the first leading role for a transgender in television history.

Laverne is Emmy-nominated for her work in Orange is the New Black, Netflix’s hit show.

Uzo Aduba Presents 'Black-ish's Anthony Anderson with Award at NAACP Image Awards 2015

Uzo Aduba hits the stage at the 2015 NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday evening (February 6) in Pasadena, Calif.

The Orange is the New Black actress was joined by her co-star Laverne Cox for the red carpet event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Uzo Aduba

During the show, Uzo presented Black-ish star Anthony Anderson with the award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.

In addition to Anthony, his co-star Tracee Ellis Ross took home Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, their on-screen daughter Yara Shahidi won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and the show itself took home Outstanding Comedy Series.

FYI: Laverne is wearing a Gustavo Cadile gown. Tracee is carrying a Corto Moltedo clutch.

20+ pictures inside of the Orange is the New Black ladies and the Black-ish cast at the awards… More Here! »

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Laverne Cox Nabs 'Mindy Project' Gig During 'Orange is the New Black' Hiatus

It has just been announced that Laverne Cox will be a guest star on an upcoming episode of The Mindy Project!

The 30-year-old Orange is the New Black actress will take on the role of Tamra (Xosha Roquemore)’s cousin, who helps Mindy Kaling‘s character gain her confidence back.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Laverne Cox

Apparently, Laverne isn’t the only exciting guest star on the show, Mindy recently teased about another one as well.

“We have a guest star coming up this spring that I think is the single biggest, most exciting guest star we’ve ever had and I can’t say who it is,” Mindy shared to E!.

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