Monday, January 30, 2017

Trans Lives Continue to Matter at The SAG AWARDS: Orange Is The New Black Wins Again

By Sabrina Samone, TMP

For the third year in a row, 'Orange is the New Black', won for Best Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series , earlier at the 23 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Taylor Shilling delivered an emotional speech that brought everyone to their feet.

Most of the large cast took to the stage to accept the award, and Schilling used the opportunity to speak proudly of the diversity of the show. She and many other entertainers, continued to speak against the recent actions of #notmypresident's executive order, that temporarily bans all refugees from entering the United States.

"We stand up here representing a diverse group of people, representing gendations of families that have sought better life here; Nigeria, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Ireland, and we know that its going to be up to us, and all of you probably show that what unites is stronger than the forces trying to divide us," she said to a roaring crowd.
Diversity was a recurring theme at last night's awards, and OTNB its crown jewel.

Season 5 is becoming the most talk about season thus far for the Netflix series. Thirteen episodes of the new season will be filmed in a course of 3 days. Anticipation is growing to if the show will pick up exactly where it left off, or is a usual small time lapse expected. Regardless, cast member Danielle Brooks says, "Season 5 is done over the course of three days. You will watch 13 episodes and find out what happens in the course of three days, so it will be very detailed, very intense, and you better get ready, get your popcorn, your tissues, everything, for...I don't know when it's coming out because they never tell us, but sometime this summer."

Popcorn, extra pillows for the couch, more junk food, and cuddle bunny ordered for Season 5 of OTNB.


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