Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba recently spoke about her incredible awards success thus far, expressing how blessed she has been over the past two years.
Aduba, who plays Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on Orange Is the New Black, attended the Golden Globes Sunday night where she was nominated for Best TV Supporting Actress. Though she ultimately lost to Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt, she still feels grateful for all the love she's received from the industry.
"Nothing is guaranteed to any of us," Aduba observed, according to The Mirror. "And you realize that it's just an exceptional blessing to even be a part of the conversation. For me, I had gone to the Critics Choice Awards with no expectation and my jaw could have fallen on the floor when they called my name. You just kind of go to a place like, 'Oh my gosh I'm nominated,' but you live in that. You really do just live in that gratitude of, 'Thank you for nominating me' or 'Thank you for even bringing my name into the conversation,' that you don't really move past that, or I did not move past that."
As for her Emmy win back in August, she noted that people who act like they don't know or care about the Emmys are essentially lying.
"Everybody knows. We heard of it; we know it; we know that our show, we had been working hard on it," she said. "But I think there's this moment, let me speak for myself, where you get quiet as the days get closer."
Aduba is nominated at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in the category of Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series. It remains to be seen if she will take home that trophy when the awards are announced on Sunday, Jan. 25.
Orange Is the New Black is slated to return for season 3 in mid-2015 on Netflix.