the republic logo

Uzo Aduba of 'Orange is the New Black,' Allison Janney of 'Masters of Sex' among Emmy winners

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

LOS ANGELES — Uzo Aduba is an Emmy winner for her breakout role as a prisoner known as "Crazy Eyes" in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."

The series received two other awards, for casting and picture editing, at the creative arts Emmy ceremony Saturday honoring technical and other achievements.

In an emotional speech, Aduba thanked her mother, who came from Nigeria "to make a better life for her family."

She also thanked producers and others for a show "that lets everyone be represented in such a beautiful way."

Aduba won as best guest actress in a comedy series for her portrayal of Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren, while Jimmy Fallon was honored as best guest comedy actor for NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

On the drama side, guest-acting honors went to Joe Morton for ABC's "Scandal" and Allison Janney for Showtime's "Masters of Sex."

Janney thanked producers, co-stars and writers on the series, then added one more person: "The crew guy who got me a shot of bourbon before my first sex scene was extraordinarily important to me," she said.

Zach Galifianakis' interview with President Barack Obama last March on the actor-comedian's "Between Two Ferns" show on the Funny or Die website won the Emmy for best short-format, live-action entertainment program.

Awards in other acting, writing and directing categories will be given at the Aug. 25 ceremony airing on NBC. Janney has a shot at another Emmy for her role in the CBS sitcom "Mom."

The biggest awards haul Saturday went to NBC's "Saturday Night Live," with five trophies. Fox's "Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey," a 21st-century edition of the 1980s series "Cosmos," earned four. Cable dramas "Game of Thrones" and "True Detective" and PBS' "Sherlock: His Last Vow" also picked up a quartet of honors each.

HBO received a leading 15 creative arts Emmys, followed by NBC with 10; PBS with eight; Fox and Netflix with seven each; CBS with six; and ABC with five.

Other winners at the creative arts Emmys included:

— Host for a reality or reality-competition program: Jane Lynch, "Hollywood Game Night," NBC.

— Voice-over performance: Harry Shearer, "The Simpsons: Four Regrettings and a Funeral," Fox.

PHOTO: Jane Lynch poses in the press room with the award for outstanding structured reality program for her work on “Hollywood Game Night” at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Jane Lynch poses in the press room with the award for outstanding structured reality program for her work on “Hollywood Game Night” at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

— Unstructured reality program: "Deadliest Catch," Discovery Channel.

— Commercial: "Misunderstood," Apple.

— Animated Program: "Bob's Burgers: Mazel Tina," Fox.

— Documentary or nonfiction series (possibility of more than one award): "American Masters," PBS; "Years of Living Dangerously," Showtime.

— Writing for a variety series: "The Colbert Report," Comedy Central.

— Music composition for a series (original dramatic score): "Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey: Standing Up in the Milky Way," Fox and NatGeo.

— Music composition for a miniseries, movie or special: "Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece)," PBS.

— Choreography: "So You Think You Can Dance," Fox.

— Casting for a drama series: "True Detective," HBO.

— Casting for a miniseries, movie or a special: "Fargo," FX Networks.

— Casting for a comedy series: "Orange is the New Black," Netflix.

— Costumes for a miniseries, movie or a special: "American Horror Story: Coven," FX Networks.

— Costumes for a variety-music program or a special (more than one award possible): "Saturday Night Live, host: Jimmy Fallon," NBC; "So You Think You Can Dance: Episode 1008," Fox.

— Costumes for a series: "Game of Thrones: The Lion And The Rose," HBO.


AP Writer Nicole Evatt contributed to this report.

Get all your favorite Television news by following our Television feed on Twitter! Click Here!

 

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


Photo Gallery:
PHOTO: Uzo Aduba poses in the press room with the award for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for “Orange Is the New Black” at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Click to view (5 Photos)
We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.