'Orange Is The New Black' Scores Grammy Nom for Theme Song
'Orange Is the New Black' instantly became popular with both viewers and critics alike when it debuted on Netflix last year, so it was pretty much inevitable that it would be compensated once awards season came into full swing. But to be nominated for a Grammy Award? We didn't really see that one coming.
The series earned a Grammy nom last Friday for its theme song "You've Got Time" in the Best Song Written For Visual Media category, by singer Regina Spektor. The nomination is Spektor's first, which seems a bit surprising since Spektor made a huge splash when she made her debut with her single, "Fidelity" back in 2006, breaking all of our hearts.
Anyway, we're not entirely surprised the song earned her a long-deserved nom. If you're a fan of the show, the show's on-the-nose theme song, "You've Got Time" probably kept you hooked as much as the drama and hijinx happening in the women's federal prison. It's not only a fitting theme for women serving, you know, actual time, but also reminds all of us that we have time to start over again. It's called "hope," people.
Specktor wrote the song exlcusively for the show at the request of 'OITNB' creator, Jenji Kohan, after they first collaborated on Kohan's other series, 'Weeds,' when Specktor covered its theme song, "Little Boxes."
We'll see if 'Orange' is the new "gold" when the Grammy awards air Jan. 26 on CBS. The second season of 'OITNB' is scheduled to launch sometime next year.