Ladies of Litchfield claim SAG, PGA honors

Orange is the New Black enjoyed double victories at the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild awards this weekend, including best ensemble cast.
January 26, 2015

Orange is the New Black savored victories at both the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) and Producers Guild of America Awards (PGA) this past weekend.

The Netflix series won at the SAG Awards for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy on Sunday night, while actress Uzo Aduba (pictured right), who plays the complex character nicknamed by fellow inmates at Litchfield Penitentiary as “Crazy Eyes,” won for best outstanding performance in a comedy.

At the PGAs, presented at the Hyatt Regency in Los Angeles on Jan. 24, Orange is the New Black captured the Danny Thomas Award for outstanding producer of episodic television in the comedy category. Producers Mark A. Burley, Sara Hess, Jenji Kohan, Gary Lennon, Neri Tannenbaum, Michael Trim and Lisa I. Vinnecour received the Thomas honor on behalf of Orange is the New Black, whose third season premieres on Netflix in June.

Also at the PGAs, Jerry Seinfeld’s 5-season strong Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee was named outstanding digital series.

Seinfeld’s Crackle series, which features the popular comedian taking a friend for a drive in a classic car and a cup of coffee, has been streamed more than 25 million times and has been nominated for an Emmy.

At the SAGs, Orange wasn’t the only award winner that had Netflix celebrating: Kevin Spacey repeated his Golden Globe victory with a win in the outstanding performance by an actor in a drama for House of Cards.

Photo by K.C. Bailey for Netflix

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