It’s been an amazing award season for some of our favorite shows and it has just gotten better. Scandal actor Joe Morton, best known as Papa Pope, and OITNB star Uzo Aduba aka Crazy Eyes nabbed their first Emmy’s at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in L.A.
Joe Morton snagged the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama for his role as Rowan Pope, father of Olivia Pope in the hit series. Morton’s win counts as the second Emmy win for the suspenseful drama.
Papa Pope was extremely gracious as he accepted his award saying, “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. My head is in the clouds somewhere, and my feet are trying to touch the ground.”
Orange is the New Black actress Uzo Aduba also went home with the gold as she beat out co-stars Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne for the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series award. Uzo’s Emmy is not only a first for the amazing actress, it’s also a first for the series.
Crazy Eyes got a bit teary eyed as she gave her acceptance speech, “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.
Congrats to both actors!
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