Orange is the New Black Season 3 Still Filming as Lea DeLaria Addresses Emmys Snub

Filming for Orange is the New Black season 3 is underway but most of the cast took a break to attend the 2014 Emmy Awards.

They left unhappy because the show nor the actresses on it didn’t win any awards.

Lea DeLaria (Big Boo) told Mashable that the categories are the problem.

“I will say this, the Academy needs to grab a clue and get a category for dramedy,” she said. “This has been going on for too long.”

Orange is the New Black did win four Emmys, but they were in mostly in technical categories that weren’t given out at the Primetime Emmys.

“They have a category for [expletive] reality television — pardon my ‘[expletive] ‘ — but they don’t have a category for dramedy, which has been on American television longer than reality television,” DeLaria said.

“That seems wrong to me, and we wouldn’t have these issues about ‘You’re nominated in the wrong category. You’re nominated in the right category.'”

Orange is the New Black came under criticism for moving to the comedy category after competing at the 2014 Golden Globes as a drama.

DeLaria did say that Modern Family, which beat Orange is the New Black, is a great show and deserved the win and expressed hope for next time.

“We’re the new kids on the block; it will take some time for them to get used to us,” she said. “We’ll see what happens next year.”

Meanwhile, as filming progresses on season 3, it’s emerged that the real-life woman that the character Alex Vause is based on is writing her own book, reported the Hollywood Reporter.

The woman, Cleary Wolters, has inked a deal with HarperOne to write Out of Orange, set for a May 2015 release.

“Alex [the character] and Piper have inspired me to tell my whole story — an unbelievable saga that takes place all over the world: Africa, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. both in prison and out,” Wolters said in a statement. “I think people may be surprised at what happened to me after I turned myself in — and where my life is now.”


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