Uzo Aduba’s eyes looked anything but crazy as she received a Creative Arts Emmy last night for Best Guest Actress. Unfortunately, that means we won’t get to see her accept her award at the primetime Emmys, but it is an honor that is well-deserved nonetheless. Anyone who is a fan of the show knows that Aduba steals whatever scene she’s in on the Netflix series Orange Is The New Black playing the random “Crazy Eyes” who can often be found chasing her “dandelion”.
When receiving her award she toasted the series for her success:
“I don’t know how to say how incredibly impressed I am to be a part of this show day in, day out.”
She also credited Netflix thanking them for “putting something like this on television so that everyone can be represented in such a beautiful way.”
Aduba beat out household names such as Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy and Joan Cusack as well as her OITNB co-stars Natasha Lyonne and Laverne Cox. The Hollywood Reporter mentions backstage the star was overwhelmed with emotion while through tears she expressed:
“I feel so full, that’s why the tears come out.”
“I’m stuffed. My cup runneth over right now. Mission accomplished, thank you.”
She also revealed her admiration for the show’s creator, Jenji Kohan:
“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 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.”
Joe Morton also known as “Daddy Pope” to Scandal fans also scored an Emmy last night for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama. His performance as “Rowan Pope” beat out 5 other hopefuls including Robert Morse of Mad Men.
Congrats to “Crazy Eyes” and “Daddy Pope”! We’re sure this won’t be the last of awards for these hit shows.