Anyone who subscribes to Netflix is familiar with Crazy Eyes (aka Suzanne Warren) in their hit comedy Orange Is the New Black played by Uzo Aduba who, alongside Viola Davis, made SAG history at this year’s awards. Both women took home lead actress awards: Uzo taking home the award for her work on OITNB and Viola for her role in How to Get Away with Murder. It was the first time this title has been awarded to two black women.
Uzo’s reaction to her win proved that she is as lovable in real life as her character is on tv. She seemed to have a difficult time digesting the news, but went on to deliver an ad-lib speech filled with genuine emotion as she expressed her deepest gratitude.
Uzo took to Twitter and Instagram and posted a picture of her trophy captioned “Grateful beyond words. Proud to be a member of this tribe. @sagawards @oitnb #SAGawards #IAmAnActor #OITNB #teamorange #gratitudetothemoonandback”. Watch her acceptance speech here.