Orange is the New Black Earns 12 Emmy Nominations, Laverne Cox Makes History

The Netflix hit grabbed nominations across the comedy categories on Thursday morning.

BY Parker Marie Molloy

July 10 2014 10:09 AM ET

Orange is the New Black earned 12 nominations, behind Game of Thrones' 19 nominations and fellow Netflix hit House of Cards' 16, as nominations for the 66th annual primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning.

Taylor Schilling was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category, Kate Mulgrew was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, and Laverne Cox were all nominated in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category.

The show received a nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan earned a nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and Jodie Foster was nominated in the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.

Laverne Cox's nomination marks the first time an openly transgender actress has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy. Read The Advocate's new cover story with the actress.

The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards air August 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern on NBC.

The complete list of nominees can be found at emmys.com.

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