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    As great as much of the OITNB cast are on the show (especially Danielle Brooks and Kate Mulgrew) as Mulgrew told Gold Derby, Uzo Aduba is doing something incredible on the show like something she’s never seen before. She deserves all the praise and awards she’s getting and really the only other cast member I would champion at her level is Yael Stone. Dammit if Stone doesn’t deserve serious awards love. 

    Go Uzo! 

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    Aduba is the consistent best of the cast. She doesn’t even need a main arc, yet she steals every scene she is in, and you are begging for her to come back on the screen when the focus shifts to other characters.

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    Aduba was amazing in season 1 and 2 and I felt she didnt really do anything in the 3rd season, I also think Mulgrew, and Stone are fantastc, and Toussaint OWNED season 2, she should have won the Emmy

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    As great as much of the OITNB cast are on the show (especially Danielle Brooks and Kate Mulgrew) as Mulgrew told Gold Derby, Uzo Aduba is doing something incredible on the show like something she’s never seen before. She deserves all the praise and awards she’s getting and really the only other cast member I would champion at her level is Yael Stone. Dammit if Stone doesn’t deserve serious awards love. 

    Go Uzo! 

    She said the exact same thing about Taylor Schilling in another interview. 

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    I’m not surprised by some of these enthusiastic comments considering the sources but c’mon if anyone’s seriously thinking she’s the best and most consistent member of the cast they are either blindfolded by fandom or watching an another show. She overacts the hell out of it and that gimmick loses its magic after some point. After S3, her character is nothing but a caricature.

    She’s not the worst winner, but with every award she gets she just kills the future possibilities of her co-stars award chances. Awarding individual performers on ensemble shows have always been hard, but the industry have never been this lazy. They shifted to Huffman from Hatcher on Desperate Housewives. Shifted to Wilson from Oh on Grey’s Anatomy. But they stuck with Aduba. Some people in the industry who have never watched the show, probably even thinking she’s the lead character of the show by just looking at the award ceremonies. If Emmy voters even rubberstamped her over veteran Toussaint who got raves for her role as V and had played a very juicy part in an Oscar-nominated Selma just a few months before the voting; there’s just zero hope that any of these ladies will get future Emmy recognition in years to come.

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    Here are my overall top 10;

    1-Danielle Brooks(by far the best. Shifts from comedy to drama so smoothly and it never feels forced.)
    2-Kate Mulgrew
    3-Samira Wiley
    4-Lorraine Toussaint
    5-Adrienne C.Moore
    6-Yael Stone 
    7-Taylor Schilling
    8-Uzo Aduba
    9-Lea DeLaria
    10-Taryn Manning

    Worst, the one that can’t act:
    -Laverne Cox

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    Agree like to see another supporting on from another show or form oitnb win lots or great characters there and great perofrmances.

    I think taryn,lorriaine, kate are just as amazing love to see them win.

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    I do think she’s one of the show’s best actresses — but it is becoming slightly ridiculous that none of her cast members are getting individual love. At the very least, Kate Mulgrew, Taryn Manning, Danielle Brooks, Yael Stone and even Taylor Schilling deserve just as much love.

    However, I think it’s just the case of Aduba’s character being more dynamic on a surface level. There are lots of subtleties to her performance, but it’s also the most obviously broad performance on the show. It’s the same reason Eric Stonestreet won two Emmys and Jesse Tyler Ferguson has none.

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    He won those under the tape system. Aduba keeps winning on popularity vote where voters don’t even have to see the performances that they’re voting. One could argue that Ferguson was more popular among the voters since he was nominated five times while they got tired of Stonestreet’s over the top performance pretty quickly.

    “Subtleties” Okay…

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    I mean, we’ll see how long the industry nominates Aduba. I imagine they’ll move on eventually — probably sooner rather than later. I just meant that Stonestreet’s performance is much flashier, and so is Aduba. I understand the voting is different, but there’s a reason the industry barely rewards more subtle performances. It’s usually MOST acting, not best acting.

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    You’re right, but it’s not like she’s the only actor playing a bombastic character on a very quiet show. Every character on OITNB is broad one way or another, save for maybe Piper and Alex. All they need to is just open their eyes a bit and actually watch the show.

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