Uzo Aduba is officially an Emmy winner. During Saturday night’s Creative Arts Emmys, the actress won for best guest actress in a comedy series for her portrayal of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” in NetFlix’s original series, Orange is the New Black.
“I need to say thank you to the cast … I love you guys so much. I don’t know what to say, how incredibly impressed I am to be part of this show day in and day out and to feel your support constantly,” she said after Morgan Freeman presented her with the coveted award. “My sister, I don’t know a better human being. And my mother who came from Nigeria to make a better life for her family.”
While backstage in the press room, the gorgeous actress opened up about working with the show’s creator, Jenji Kohan.
“I feel so full, that’s why the tears come out … I’m stuffed. My cup runneth over right now. Mission accomplished, thank you.”
“The thing I love most about working with Jenji is her want and this burning need to tell the truth, and it doesn’t really matter the cost, what it takes to go here,” she said. “She puts that and instills that in her writing and her writers, and it’s just incredible.”
“Her heart is just mama bear for everybody on that team, not only for the art that she makes, but she wants to create a family there for us. She really does everything in her power to make sure that energy — the love and the life that’s present — stay bright, and that makes it the perfect work environment.”
Aduba also took to Instagram to share her excitement following the awards show.
“I proudly and humbly accept this honor. Thank you so very much. #creativeartsemmys #Uzoamaka #oitnb #teamorange,” she wrote.
Also taking home his first Emmy Award, Scandal’s Joe Morthon. The actor, who plays Olivia Pope’s father on the ABC show took home a golden statuette for outstanding guest actor in a drama.
Top Five Moments From The 2018 SAG Awards
Celebrities filled the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday night for the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards and the night was full of great moments. Here are the top highlights from the show.
It was a big night for Sterling K. Brown who made history after becoming the first Black actor to win the category for Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Drama Series. Brown not only took home the award for his role on NBC’s This Is Us, but he also received a second SAG award for Best Ensemble.
Morgan Freeman was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, making a seemingly short and awkward speech. While receiving the honor, he called out an audience member for talking.
“Hey … I’m talking to you. Yeah, hey,” the 80-year-old said. “Okay, well you just stand out to me. That’s all.” Freeman then explained, “These moments in one’s life usually will call for an entire litany of thank yous.”
And we’ve said it before and we will say it again, Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash need their own show. The pair provided comedic relief yet again while announcing the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Drama Series.
When discussing who gets to announce the winner, Nash explained she gets to say Sterling’s name if he when’s because “he’s Black.” She did however explain Munn “can say anyone who is Asian who is nominated.”
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