Theroot.com–Two top Black actors took home awards from the recent Creative Arts Emmys ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, including Joe Morton for his wildly popular role as Elijah Pope on ABC’s Scandal, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Uzo Aduba won for her portrayal of Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black.
Aduba earned the Outstanding Guest Actress trophy, while Morton garnered the Outstanding Guest Actor award for his role as Olivia Pope’s father.
“I don’t know how to say how incredibly impressed I am to be a part of this show day in, day out,” a teary-eyed Aduba said from the podium after presenter Morgan Freeman handed her the award, according to the entertainment news site.
Morton’s win is the show’s second Emmy. Last year Dan Bucatinsky won in the same category, although his character was killed off this past season, the Hollywood Reporter notes in a separate story.
“It’s an incredible feeling to have been in the business this long—this is the first time I’ve been up for one of these things—and given who I was quote unquote up against, it’s terrific,” he said backstage, the site reports.