Nigerian Actress, Uzo Aduba Wins Creative Arts Awards


United States Nigerian-born actress, Uzo Aduba, 33, added another laurel to her kitty after winning an award in Los Angeles for the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy. Aduba clinched the award, last Saturday, for her role in Crazy Eyes at this year’s Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

The event, which held at the Nokia Theatre saw Aduba beating four other competitors, including co-stars Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne, to the prize.

She cornered home the show's first award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy on Saturday, at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at, Los Angeles. Expressing her delight, Aduba said she was “stuffed really, beyond full. My cup runs over right now.”

The actress added she was “incredibly impressed to be a part of this show.”

The award presenter, Morgan Freeman, could not be less impressed. Freeman told the audience he was highly captivated by the Nigerian act and described her as a highly humble actress.

Aduba had won other recognitions, which includes Translations of Xhosa, 2003 for at the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, as well as Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has featured in numerous productions, like Corum Boy. Aduba was also a cast member of Godspell at the Circle in the Square Theatre from 2011 through 2012.

Before her role in Crazy Eyes, Aduba appeared in the 2012 TV Series, Blue Bloods.

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