The series revolves around Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a bisexual woman, engaged to a man, living in New York City, who is sentenced to 15 months in a women's federal prison for transporting a suitcase full of drug money to her former girlfriend who is an international drug smuggler. The offense occurred ten years prior to the start of the series, and in that time Chapman had moved on to a quiet law-abiding life among New York's upper middle class.
* Orange is the New Black received a 2014 Golden Globe Nomination for "Best Actress in a TV Drama" (Taylor Schilling)
* 2016 Golden Globe Nominee - Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
* 2016 Golden Globe Nominee - Uzo Aduba - Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television