Uzo Aduba Tearful in Victory, Amy Poehler Hilarious in Defeat at the Emmys
Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba gave a powerful, teary-eyed acceptance speech after winning the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series on Sunday night.
The Medfield native and BU alum took home gold for the second straight year for her portrayal of the fan-favorite character Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the acclaimed Netflix program. Aduba previously won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014 for the role when Orange Is the New Black was still considered a comedy (it was recategorized as a drama this year).
“You guys are incredible and I love you mostly because you let me be me,” Aduba said as she fought back the tears. “Just thank you very much, God bless.”
You can check out her full speech below.
Unfortunately, not every Massachusetts-bred performer came up big on Sunday.
While she didn’t take home an Emmy, Burlington’s Amy Poehler won the night with her hilarious reaction to losing in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category for the sixth straight year.
The Parks and Recreation star rocked a gray hoodie with shades and some flashy rings as she once again watched Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus snag the award for the fourth consecutive time.
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Since Parks and Recreation aired its series finale in February, sadly, that means Poehler will never get an Emmy for her amazing run as Leslie Knope. At least she can take solace in the fact that her reaction to losing was arguably the best in Emmys history.
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And Poehler wasn’t the only star with local ties who came up short.
Episodes’ Matt LeBlanc and Louie‘s Louis C.K. (who both hail from Newton) lost in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category to Transparent‘s Jeffrey Tambor.
Mark Wahlberg and the Wahlburgers crew also failed to bring an Emmy to Boston as it lost out in the Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program category to The Deadliest Catch for the second straight year during the Creative Arts Emmy’s ceremony earlier this month.
Sunday night’s show also paid tribute to Boston-born actors Alex Rocco and Leonard Nimoy during the evening’s “In Memoriam” segment.