Considering Uzo Aduba’s highly touted portrayal of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, it’s safe to assume that the Orange is the New Black star is truly thankful that she didn’t abandon her acting dreams. During the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday, she received even more confirmation that’s she on the right path when she earned an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy. Making the accomplishment even more memorable is the fact that Aduba’s award is the first Emmy for the popular Netflix series.
After a tear-filled acceptance speech, Aduba humbly expressed heartfelt gratitude for her achievement. “I feel so full, that’s why the tears come out,” she said. “I’m stuffed. My cup runneth over right now. Mission accomplished, thank you.”
On the other end of the spectrum, veteran actor Joe Morton nabbed his first golden statuette for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Olivia Pope’s formidable father Rowan Pope on Scandal. With an acting career that spans over three decades, naturally Morton was excited to be honored.
“It’s an incredible feeling to have been in the business this long–this is the first time I’ve been up for one of these things–and given who I was quote unquote up against, it’s terrific,” Morton said. “My head is in the clouds somewhere, and my feet are trying to touch the ground.”