Girls on Film: 5 ways movies can be as diverse as television

The success of shows like Orange of the New Black proves that diversity isn't just important — it's profitable

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Last Saturday, Orange is the New Black actress Uzo Aduba was named "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series" at the Creative Arts Emmys. Her win — and the soaring success of Orange is the New Black in general — is the latest sign that television continues to far outpace the Hollywood film industry when it comes to diversity.

As Aduba tells it, she had just quit the business when she got the role of Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren. "The day — the very day — I got this job, I had quit acting about an hour beforehand," she said in an interview with Today. "I had been trying for [TV roles] and been hearing no."

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