Aduba thanked the OITNB team for a show “that lets everyone be represented in such a beautiful way” and her mother for moving from Nigeria to the US “to make a better life for her family.” It was the Massachusetts native’s first Emmy.
Picking up her fifth was Allison Janney, who received the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama prize for her role in Masters of Sex as the lonely wife of a closeted gay man. Among the many people Janney thanked on the podium was “the crew guy who got me a shot of bourbon before my first sex scene.”
Jehane Noujaim’s documentary about the Egyptian protests, The Square, won three awards for directing, cinematography, and picture editing. Her film was also nominated in the Best Documentary category at this year’s Oscars.
Jane Lynch was recognized for her work as the hostess with the mostest on Hollywood Game Night.
The Creative Arts Emmys also paid tribute to Sarah Jones, the crewmember who was mortally struck by a train in February while filming the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider.
The main Emmys will take place next Sunday on August 25.
Here are some of the notable 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
Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
Orange Is The New Black
See the full list of the Creative Arts Emmys here.