‘Orange is the New Black’ has won in every category it was nominated in at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards last night, with ‘Crazy Eyes’ actress Uzo Aduba taking home the gong for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
Aduba, known for her role as the eccentric inmate Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren, beat out cast mates Natasha Lyonne and Laverne Cox, who were nominated in the same category. The award was presented to her by none other than Morgan Freeman, and the actress gave a heartfelt speech of gratitude upon accepting the accolade.
She said, “I don’t know how to say how incredibly impressed I am to be a part of this show day in, day out. I feel so full, that’s why the tears come out. I’m stuffed. My cup runneth over right now. Mission accomplished, thank you.”
Aduba showed that there was no hard feelings among her co-stars, as she posted a picture of the three sitting together at the ceremony.
The Netflix original also picked up Emmy’s for Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series and the Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series.
Glee actress Jane Lynch also won on the night. She picked up the Emmy for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program for hosting NBC’s Hollywood Game Night.
The Creative Arts Emmy’s come over a week ahead of the highly anticipated Emmy Awards on August 25.
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