Uzo Aduba, Allison Janney and More Notable Female Winners of 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards [WATCH VIDEO]

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Uzo Aduba, Allison Janney and More Notable Female Winners of 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards [WATCH VIDEO]

The 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards happened on Aug. 16, 2014 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Uzo Aduba was the leading winner of the evening, bagging an Emmy for her Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy award for playing the role of  Suzanne, AKA “Crazy Eyes.”in Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black.” Read on to learn more about notable female winners of 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

“Orange is the New Black” came home three trophies at Creative Arts Emmys. The two other awards were for casting and picture editing. The Creative Arts Emmys honor technical and other achievements.


Aduba, who was the Massachusetts native’s first Emmy award,  delivered an emotive speech that stimulated not only herself, but also some cast members sitting in the audience to tears. She thanked the “Orange is the New Black” team for a show “that lets everyone be represented in such a beautiful way” and particularly her mother for moving from Nigeria to the US “to make a better life for her family.”

“Oh my gosh…I need to say thank you to the cast…Natasha and Roberta I’m looking at you right now… I need to finally thank my friends and my family who are sitting over there, who have been the greatest support of my entire life. My sister… my mother who came from Nigeria to make a better life for her family,” said Aduba in the FOX News article.

Jimmy Fallon was honored as best guest comedy actor for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” But he was absent at the ceremony. On the other hand, Joe Morton received guest-acting honor for ABC’s “Scandal” and Allison Janney for Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.”

Picking up her fifth Emmy award was Allison Janney, who received the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama prize for her role in “Masters of Sex,”as the forlorn spouse of a closet gay man. “Incredible acting partners especially…The crew guy who got me a shot of bourbon before my first sex scene was extraordinarily important to me,” said Janney in the article.

Jehane Noujaim’s remarkable documentary about the Egyptian protests, “The Square,” which was nominated in the Best Documentary category at this year’s Oscars won three awards for directing, cinematography, and picture editing. Jane Lynch was acknowledged for her work as the hostess with the mostest on “Hollywood Game Night.”

The Creative Arts Emmys also paid tribute to Sarah Jones. She was a crewmember (camera assistant) Jones was struck and killed by a train in February on the Georgia set of the Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider.”

HBO received a leading 15 Creative Arts Emmys, followed by NBC with 10; PBS with eight; Fox and Netflix with seven each; CBS with six; and ABC with five.  Awards in 26 other acting, writing and directing categories will be given out on August the 25th at the Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony airing on NBC. Here are some of the noteworthy female winners at this year’s Creative Emmys:

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night


Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special
JFK (American Experience) – Directed by Susan Bellows

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking 
Life According To Sam – Directed by Sam Fine and Andrea Nix

Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming
The Square – Directed by Jehane Noujaim

Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming
Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey – Written by Ann Druyan and Steven Soter

Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming
The Square – Cinematography by Muhammad Hamdy, Ahmed Hassan, Jehane Noujaim, Cressida Trew

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series

Orange Is The New Black • Tit Punch

Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming
The Square 

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
Orange Is The New Black

See the full list of the Creative Arts Emmys here.

And that’s it for MNG’s 2014 Creative Arts Emmys Update. For more details coming up about the awards and other entertainment and celebrity stay tuned here at  Movie News Guide (MNG).

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