“Orange Is the New Black” actress Uzo Aduba aka Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren beat out her co-stars Laverne Coxand Natasha Lyonne for the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. This marks Uzo and the Netflix series’ first Emmy award.
During her acceptance speech 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," said a teary-eyed Aduba from the podium after presenter Morgan Freeman handed the awestruck actress her award.
Once backstage, she could hardly contain her emotions saying,
"I feel so full, that’s why the tears come out," she told reporters, adding: "I’m stuffed. My cup runneth over right now. Mission accomplished, thank you."
Congrats to her!
“Orange Is the New Black” breakout star Laverne Cox hit the red carpet in a deep blue sparkly gown. Although she lost to her co-star Uzo Aduba, she did make history as the Emmys' first openly transgender acting nominee.
"OITNB" co-stars Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba and Natasha Lyonne shared a laugh on stage.
And then at the afterparty…
Laverne and her mother Gloria were all smiles during the Governors Ball during the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
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