The HBO drama "Oz" won 13 awards throughout its run, including a Golden Satellite Award for Best Television Series Drama, Best Casting for TV Dramatic Episodic from the Casting Society of America and both Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series from the CableACE Awards and ALMA Awards. "Oz" ran for six seasons from 1997 through 2003.
"Oz" had 32 award nominations. This included two Emmy nominations in 1999 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Casting for a series.
"Oz" was set in the Oswald State Penitentiary. The show starred J.K. Simmons as prisoner Vernon Schillinger, Ernie Hudson as Warden Leo Glynn, Lee Tergesen as prisoner Tobias Beecher and Rita Moreno as Sister Peter Marie Reimondo.