“Orange Is The New Black” had its first 2014 Emmy win about a week before the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Uzo Aduba won the statue for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy at the Creative Arts Emmys Aug. 16. The actress gave her speech at the Aug. 16 ceremony where she thanked the creators and producers for making a show "that lets everyone be represented in such a beautiful way."
The Primetime Emmy Awards showed a quick clip of her win (as well as Jimmy Fallon’s win for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy for “Saturday Night Live”), but viewers didn’t get to see the speech. The actress apparently was very emotional when she thanked her mother, according to the New York Daily News. Aduba still hit the Primetime Emmy stage to present the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy to Gail Mancuso for her work on “Modern Family."
Aduba plays Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the Netflix hit. The award was for her portrayal in Season 1 when her storyline involved wanting Piper to be her prison wife. Next year, the actress won’t be able to compete in the category since she was upgraded to a series regular in Season 2.
Aduba was up against her fellow “Orange Is The New Black” castmate Laverne Cox, who made Emmy history even though she lost. Cox was the first transgender Emmy Award nominee.
“Orange Is The New Black” Season 3 will premiere on Netflix in 2015. Do you agree with Aduba’s win or do you think Cox deserved it more? Sound off in the comments section below!