Critics Choice Television Awards: The Orange Is The New Black cast

Crazy Eyes won. I cannot tell you how much this pleases me.

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  1.  S

    Crazy Eyes and Taystee both look amazing!
    Laura Prepon facially looks better than she has lately, but the dress looks musty, like it smells of dust and mothballs.

  2. Pink Coat

    As much as everyone looks lovely here, I do have to point out that I can see Laverne’s belly button and underoos! She needs a slip or that dress needs to be lined.

    • Carmen

      That was my first reaction too — that is bellybutton. Sheesh.

    • Jules

      Yes, yes, yes! Line that dress and you’ve got a winner. Instead it looks off-the-rack cheap.

      • Jenz

        I was going point this out. I see belly button and thighs although she does get points for NAB.

    •  HelenBackAgain

      I’m going to give her a pass on that because I think it’s one of those mistakes that happen when you’re not really used to what all the flashes will do to you, yet. Laverne has had a lot of press, but she hasn’t been on a lot of red carpets. YET. She will be!

      It could have been a better dress overall, though. We’ve seen her slay it before, so we know she can do it! I’d call this one a Fine.

      LOVE her bag!

  3. Annie S.

    Uzo has really great fashion sense – she usually shows up in a gorgeous print and wearing lipstick. I think I have to resign myself to the fact that Laverne’s taste runs to the fitted and sheer-paneled. SHE always looks awesome; her dresses, not so much.

    God, I love OITNB.

    • Gine

      Yes, Uzo always looks amazing! I love a woman who knows how to work a print.

    • Julie

      She has gorgeously shaped lips. I would wear lipstick EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME if mine looked like that.

  4. Sandra

    I don’t watch TV (spend the money on plane tix instead, not because I think I’m too good for it), so I don’t recognize these ladies, but OMFG Uzo Aduba looks fabulous! That is an amazing dress and I’d love to know who designed it and it which era. That it’s vintage should, I suppose, be perfectly obvious, as it has a neckline and waistline and they don’t meet.

  5. Mrs. Helpful

    Re Laura Prepon – “Well, I sure hate this.” oh yeah.
    I actually think that is the worst alice + olivia dress I have ever seen — I usually love them. The color is death on a bolt.

    And I can’t understand her overly dark hair — it ages her and makes her look like Elvira, Queen of the Dark. Is it for her character?

    • Art Eclectic

      Yeah, Laura Prepon’s dress is right off the discount rack from 1988 when everything had to have some Madonna black lace involved.

    • Heather

      She does wear her hair like that on the show, BUT they are not filming right now, so… maybe she likes it? I can’t tell if it’s a choice for the character or if she was already wearing it that way, basically.

      •  Christina

        They actually are filming season 3 at the moment, so that likely is the reason – though I don’t know how LP styles her hair off-season. It’s much too harsh for her coloring imo.

        Uzo looks sublime!

      • Jenz

        Her hair was that color a couple of years ago when she was on Castle as the actress playing Nikki Heat in a movie.

        • Leah

          I’m not really sure why they went with the black hair for the character at all. Alex Vause is nothing like Nora from the memoir, and it sure doesn’t do her any favors.

    •  HelenBackAgain

      The hair is definitely for the role, but count me in on not understanding that as a character choice. It does look better on the show, but not a whole lot.

  6.  Ashley

    Laura Prepon and Natasha Lyonne are both SO MUCH BETTER than these musty old frocks. I might expire of happiness if either of them showed up in a dress actually worthy of them. I AM expiring with happiness over Uzo and Danielle — they are both lovely and delightful.

  7.  Rowynn

    I LOVE this! I’ve just finished watching season 2 of OITNB. and I downloaded the source book this morning but haven’t started reading it yet. I adore every one of these ladies. Would have liked to see Samira Wiley and Kate Mulgrew in this parade, as well.
    My daughter tells me that Netflix has cancelled the show because they want to go in a more family-friendly direction with their programming, but then other places I read that it’s a go for a third season. No idea which is actually the case. Either way, I look forward to seeing these actresses in more things – they’re all terrific.
    Agreed, Laura Prepon’s dress is bad, and I don’t like her in the dark hair, either. She was much prettier as a redhead.

    • sahanabanana

      I follow their Twitter accounts and they’re currently writing Season 3, so I don’t think they got cancelled? Riots would ensue if that happened :O

    • Lily

      There’s no way Netflix is going in a more ‘family friendly’ direction. They just hired Chelsea Handler.

  8. Jean

    Improper Bostonian has a great interview w/ Uzo:

    From the interview:
    Q: Did you ever consider changing your name?

    UA: When I started as an actor? No, and I’ll tell you why. I had already gone through that. My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means “The road is good.” Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.”

    ^^ Awesome.

    •  ErinG

      Go Uzo’s mom – that’s an awesome response!!

      I haven’t watched OITNB yet but it’s next in line for my binge watching days!

    • Jessica

      That’s awesome. I LOVE her. I have two episodes of this current season left, and she’s SO GOOD on it.

      •  Steph

        Oh Jessica – she will absolutely kill you in the final episode. (That’s not a spoiler, I don’t mean she physically kills Jessica.)

        She also looks amazing off-set. I also want so much more for Natasha Lyonne. She’s had this amazing comeback and she deserves to look incredible 100% of the time.

      •  HelenBackAgain

        And the child actors! Especially for Suzanne and Taystee. WHOA, nice job, Casting!

  9. sahanabanana

    Uzo’s dress is DIVINE.

    **mild dialogue spoiler for Season 2 ahead**

    Oh yes, Suzanne/Uzo Aduba is a special flower alright. A garden rose if you will.

  10. Joanie

    Danielle Brooks looks great in that gown!

    The only part of the awards show I caught last night was Uzo winning.

    I have yet to watch OITNB, but it’s on my long list of shows to view.

  11. halley

    1. I would also want to be besties with Taystee and Poussey
    2. Miss Uzo kills it every time! She always looks amazing. I am so thrilled that she won, she is incredible in that show, and she WILL break your heart at the end. Incredible performance.
    3. Laverne’s character on the show, when they go for their “job interviews” puts on this sparkly cocktail dress, which she’s told is not appropriate, and she says something along the lines of “honey, I’m just playin dress up.” I suspect Ms. Cox is much like that in real life: sparkly, tight, sheer, shiny, fab. I’m not mad at her.

    •  HelenBackAgain

      Ha, yes! That “playing dress-up” line sounded very natural, didn’t it? Like it might be something Laverne says IRL.

      I love her look when she’s more understated, but I get that POV, too. And it’s funny, and charming, much like Cox herself.

    • Jamila

      I was thinking of that scene too! And the one in the first season when Sophia’s wife is trying to teach her how to dress because she (Sophia) is tending toward the too trashy. I literally no nothing about transgender folks except for that show, but I can kinda see wanting to show off the bod you yearned/worked for in something bodycon, y’know?

  12.  HelenBackAgain

    Aduba and Brooks are the clear winners here! And it’s Aduba in first, appropriately enough. She deserved that award. Anyway, they both look lovely.

    Lyonne’s head is good, at least? Prepon seriously does look like the dirty water from The Ring is infecting her.

    •  lacondesainvierno

      You always make me laugh or smile with your comments. Thank you.

  13.  Sophy

    I don’t know how they pick one person to award from this show- everyone acts so well!! Crazy eyes is great but then so is Morello and just about everyone….don’t know when I have ever seenso many great performances in one show!!!

  14. Sajorina

    I don’t watch the show, even though I want to, because I don’t have Netflix, but my brother does and loves it, so I was happy to see Uzo & the show win!

    Uzo and Danielle looked BEAUTIFUL on stage! LOVE & COVET Uzo’s dress! And Laura is GORGEOUS, but this dress did nothing for her… At least she has that flawless face!

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