Orange Is the New Black Cast Praises Show's Diversity During Best Comedy Ensemble Win at the 2016 SAG Awards

beat out Transparent, Modern Family and more to take home the prize on Jan. 30

By Tierney Bricker Jan 31, 2016 1:41 AMTags
Laura Prepon, OITNB, SAG Awards 2016, WinnersVince Bucci/Invision/AP

There's going to be a lot of celebrating at Litchfield tonight.

The cast of Orange Is the New Black took home the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday. This is the Netflix series' second consecutive win in the category, with many of OITNB's cast taking the stage at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles to accept the Actor (or should we say Actors?).

"Look at this stage, this is what we talk about when we talk about diversity—different race, color, creed, sexual orientation," star Laura Prepon said, before going on to thank showrunner Jenji Kohan, calling her their "fearless leader."

Orange Is the New Black's cast of 34 actors beat out The Big Bang Theory. Key and Peele, Modern Family, Transparent and Veep to take home the SAG Award. Joining Prepon on stage were Laverne Cox, Danielle Brooks, Lori Petty, Samira Wiley and many more. (Star Taylor Schilling was not in attendance.)

And Outstanding Performance By an Ensemble in a Comedy Series wasn't OITNB's only big win as star Uzo Aduba took home the Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for the second year in a row, and delivered an inspiring speech.

"I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the actors who are at home—not here in this room with us—but hoping to one day be in this room with us to continue to keep trying, to keep plugging, to keep working, no matter if anyone tells you to get out of that line that you're waiting in!"

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