Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by two of the 2015 nominees for Best Drama Supporting Actress. Uzo Aduba is entering the “Orange is the New Black” episode titled “Hugs Can Be Deceiving.” Christina Hendricks selects the “Mad Men” episode called “Lost Horizon.”
Aduba prevailed last year for her role as prisoner Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the Best Comedy Guest Actress category. Due to a committee ruling, her show is now a drama, so she could become only the second person to ever win comedy and drama Emmys for the same role. Edward Asner was the other person with his role as Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Lou Grant.”
For her second-year Netflix program, Aduba is submitting the third episode. On that segment, viewers see flashbacks where her white mother pushed her to show her worthiness and talents. She was urged to sing at her high school graduation, but stage fright caused an embarrassing outburst. In the present-day prison world, it is shown that she became distraught after a pageant and punched Piper. Vee then used her desperation to manipulate her.
Hendricks now has her sixth nomination for her role as advertising office manager and partner Joan Harris. For the 12th episode of the seventh and final season, Joan learns that her accounts are in jeopardy because of incompetence of a male co-worker. She is also mistreated by chauvinist executives, so she decides to report the abuses to the company’s boss. He thinks she is a troublemaker and offers to buy her out of her contract for half of its worth. She does not want to leave, but Roger convinces her that the time is right.
Below, watch our recent contender video interviews with both Aduba and Hendricks.
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