Diversity has been a hot-button issue in Hollywood this awards season. While most of the discussion has taken place around the upcoming Academy Awards, the topic made its way into the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards during "Orange is the New Black" actress Laura Prepon's acceptance speech for "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series."
While accepting the award Saturday at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Prepon used the moment to talk about diversity. She referenced how "Orange is the New Black" is an example of what diversity looks like, both on and off the screen.
"Look at this stage, this is what we talk about when we talk about diversity, different race, color, creed, sexual orientation, thank you so much," Prepon said.
The diversity controversy started when the 2016 Oscar nominations were released and there weren't any nominations for minority actors in several major categories, including Best Actor and Best Actress. Many actors have spoken out against the lack of diversity and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has started to work on changes.
The SAG award was the second win of the night for Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" after Uzo Aduba took home the honor of "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series." The fourth season of "Orange is the New Black" is expected to premiere on Netflix on June 17.
You can see a clip of Prepon's acceptance speech below: