Uzo Aduba won her second straight Emmy for her work as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black at tonight’s awards.
“I love you so much”, she said, fighting back tears.
Of Kohan, she gushed: “I love you so much”.
The moving speech was applauded on Twitter by Oprah, Orange Is the New Black actresses Laverne Cox and Samira Wiley, and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. Our bonds with them help make us happier; science even shows sibling relationships contribute to our mental health, which might apply even more so for sisters, some research suggests.
Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba gives a emotional acceptance speech.
“I really just want to say thank you a thousand times”. It’s rare to see so many of us nominated for television’s highest awards. I literally jumped out of my chair when Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard announced her name.
During Sunday night’s Emmy awards, I was one of many viewers parked in from of my flatscreen anticipating the typical dazzling red carpet looks and the usual wins and upsets, but the evening emerged as a particularly exciting night for African American women. “What can I say?” “I had just come from this audition where I was 20 minutes late. And you need to stop trying”. “Any chance I can wear a train, I wear train”.
She beat out Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Christine Baranski (The Good Wife) and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) for the win.