Orange is the New Black Wins Big at Creative Arts Emmys
The Creative Arts Emmys awards ceremony was held earlier today in Los Angeles, honoring technical achievements in television, but also bestowing some writing and acting awards that don’t make the cut for the Primetime Emmys televised ceremony.
Big winners included the usual suspects like HBO, NBC, and even PBS; but Netflix’s Orange is the New Black is getting attention for its three wins today, including Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Uzo Aduba, for her role as audience-favorite Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren.
“I don’t know how to say how incredibly impressed I am to be a part of this show day in, day out,” she said, after being presented with the statuette by Morgan Freeman. Aduba also thanked series creator Jenji Kohan and her fellow cast members and nominees Natasha Lyonne and Laverne Cox; and her mother “who came here from Nigeria to make a better life for her family,” and Netflix for “putting something like this on television so that everyone can be represented in such a beautiful way.”
The show won two other awards, for single-camera picture editing and casting, both in a comedy series.
OITNB stars Kate Mulgrew and Taylor Schilling are also nominated for Emmys, and the series is nominated for Outstanding Comedy. Those awards will be presented at the primetime ceremony next week.