Things you never thought you'd hear: Uzo Aduba is the new Ed Asner! It's true. During the 2015 Emmy Awards, the "Orange Is the New Black" star joined Asner as the only other person to win an Emmy for the same role in two genres.
Uzo plays Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in the Netflix series OITNB, which was previously in the comedy category. She won the Emmy for Oustanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014. This year, for the same role, she won the Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Drama award, slaying two competitors from "Game of Thrones," one from "Mad Men," one from "Downton Abbey," and another from "The Good Wife."
Ed Asner won multi-genre Emmys for playing the character Lou Grant in the comedy "Mary Tyler Moore" and he drama "Lou Grant." Earlier in the night, Allison Janneyalso became the new Ed Asner (there are suddenly so many!) when she tied Asner and Mary Tyler Moore with seven wins.
The actor himself is apparently happy for the new honorees, since he retweeted several comments about their connection on Emmys night:
Ed Asner's Google Alert would be blowing up if he knew what a Google Alert was. #Emmys— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) September 21, 2015
Congrats to Uzo (and Allison) on joining Ed's special little Emmys circle! Dare we suggest a collaboration in 2016?
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