“Orange Is The New Black” beat “Modern Family” for two awards at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards. “Modern Family” has won Best Ensemble in a Comedy for four years in a row, but “OITNB” cut the winning streak short. Earlier in the night, Uzo Aduba also beat out Julie Bowen for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Comedy.
Aduba spoke on behalf of her 40 cast members when she accepted the actor statue for Best Ensemble. The actress said, “Thank you so much to the Screen Actors Guild. Thank you so much. We want to say a big, massive, massive thank you to Jenji Kohan without whom this is not at all possible. We want to say a massive thank you also to Netflix, Lionsgate, to the family there. We thank everyone who has tuned in to our show, who has watched our show and supported it in such a brilliant way. We’re incredibly grateful for this tremendous honor. Thank you very, very much.”
Aduba wasn't as composed for her earlier acceptance speech. During her win for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Comedy, Aduba was nearly in tears and admitted that her role as Crazy Eyes in “Orange Is The New Black” came at the right time. “Finally, I just really, really truly want to say, that the day I got this job was the day I had stopped acting," she said. "And to be in a room with all of you amazing human beings, amazing talents for what I respect and love so much, is really, truly the greatest honor.”
Watch her speech below:
This is the first year "OITNB" has been nominated for any SAG Awards. “Orange Is The New Black” Season 3 will return to Netflix in summer 2015.