Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba Wins Show's First Creative Emmy Award: Picture

Entertainment Aug. 17, 2014 AT 2:00PM
Uzo Aduba Uzo Aduba kissses her Creative Emmy on Aug. 16 after winning for her portrayal of Crazy Eyes on Orange Is the New Black. Credit: Tommaso Boddi/WireImage

On Saturday, Aug. 16, a woman who occasionally goes by the name of "Crazy Eyes" made history. Actress Uzo Aduba took home the Creative Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy, beating out five other women, including her costars Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne

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The award itself was a great honor, but it also marked the first time the Netflix smash hit Orange Is the New Black has taken home a major trophy for the series' often-praised acting. 

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In two weeks, the show is up for nine regular Emmy Awards, including one for Aduba, and will likely take home several after two successful seasons on Netflix. 

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Morgan Freeman presented last night's Creative Emmy to a very emotional Aduba, who plays Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on the show. 

"I'm speechless," she said upon accepting the golden trophy. "I don't know how to say how incredibly impressed I am to be a part of this show." 

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