'Orange Is The New Black' Season 3 News: Uzo Aduba On Her Way To Winning Second Emmy In A Row?
Uzo Aduba may very well win her second consecutive Emmy for her standout role on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black.
Aduba's Suzanne, a.k.a. "Crazy Eyes", has been a fan favorite from the start of Orange Is the New Black. But it's not just fans who have fallen for her. Hollywood loves her too.
Last year, Aduba was awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. She beat co-stars Laverne Cox (who plays Sophia) and Natasha Lyonne (Nicky) and was the only actress from the sprawling ensemble to win a trophy.
Then, earlier this year, she won the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, beating the likes of Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler.
Now, with Orange Is the New Black switching to the drama categories at this year's Emmys, she is nominated in Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The actress chose to submit the season 2 episode Hugs Can Be Deceiving, which showcased Suzanne's backstory before she was imprisoned.
Aduba recently told Vulture why she chose to submit this episode for consideration.
"'Hugs Can Be Deceiving' felt like the right choice to me because it was a service bridge into who Suzanne is," she explained. "For season one, we see her without any background information for where she comes from. And that's done intentionally for some characters, because we're coming into it through the viewpoint of Piper [Taylor Schilling]. We're really trying to figure out who this woman is, and we think we know who she is.
Episode three, written by Lauren Morelli, was such a beautiful episode. We came to know Suzanne's beginning point. I thought it really helped to answer the question of how nurture can sometimes affect nature and also affect your future. It really explained to me in part how Suzanne winds up in Litchfield."
Aduba currently has a good shot of winning the Emmy again this year, but she has stiff competition in Game of Thrones' Lena Headey and Mad Men's Christina Hendricks, at least based on prediction odds from Gold Derby.
Tune in on Sunday at 8/7c on Fox to see if Aduba picks up her second trophy at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
Orange Is the New Black is currently available to stream on Netflix.