Uzo Aduba has snagged a richly deserved honor as she won her first Emmy last night!
The “Orange Is The New Black” star won a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series, E! News reports. It’s a little funny to see “OITNB” categorized as a comedy (maybe because it’s not as heavy as the dramas), but no one can deny that Uzo has played the heck out of her character Crazy Eyes.
The actress’ win was just one of the wins that “Orange Is The New Black” brought home on Saturday as the show took the prize for Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series!
As if winning her first Emmy wasn’t a big enough moment already, Uzo noted on Instagam that she received the award from “the man himself, Mr. Morgan Freeman. #creativeartsemmys.”
When she got home, she shared that she’d also been presented with a special note from her mother, and placed it right alongside her Emmy in a post. She captioned the pic, “I proudly and humbly accept this honor. Thank you so very much. #creativeartsemmys #Uzoamaka #oitnb #teamorange.”
Joe Morton also won the Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series Emmy for his role as Rowan Pope on “Scandal.” His speech must have been epic because Papa Pope delivers some legendary monologues on the hit ABC series. Fans will have to wait until August 24, when FXX airs the Creative Arts Emmys.
On the scientific side of things Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s intergalactic series “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey” won several Emmys as well! The Fox show took home the prize for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score), Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music, and Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera).
1. The Emmy Nominees Are In!
Every year, we celebrate actors and their amazing work on television. From Kerry Washington on "Scandal" to Idris Elba on "Luther," some of our favorite Black actors truly shined this year. We're going to be rooting for them during the Emmys, which airs on August 25. Check out the Black nominees!
2. Idris Elba: Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Character: John Luther Miniseries or Movie: "Luther"
3. Kerry Washington: Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Character: Olivia Pope Show: "Scandal"
4. Don Cheadle: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Character: Marty Kaan Show: "House of Lies"
5. Chiwetel Ejiofor: Outstanding Lead Actor In A Mini Series Or A Movie
Character: Louis Miniseries or Movie: "Dancing on the Edge"
6. Joe Morton: Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama
Character: Rowan Pope Show: "Scandal"
7. Uzo Aduba: Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Character: Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren Show: "Orange Is The New Black"
8. Reg E. Cathey: Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Character: Freddy Show: "House of Cards"
9. Andre Braugher: Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Character: Captain Ray Holt Show: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
10. Cicely Tyson: Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Character: Carrie Watts Miniseries or Movie: "The Trip to Bountiful"
11. Laverne Cox: Outstanding Guest Actress
Character: Sophia Burset Show: "Orange Is The New Black"
12. Angela Bassett: Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Character: Marie Laveau Miniseries or Movie: "American Horror Story: Coven"
13. Whoopi Goldberg: Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programing
Program: "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley"
14. Morgan Freeman: Outstanding Information Series Or Special
Show: "Through The Wormehole With Morgan Freeman"