Nigerian-American Uzoamaka Aduba has won her second Emmy for her role in prison drama Orange Is The New Black. The actress took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama (this is the first year the show switched to drama from comedy) for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, her second consecutive Emmy win.
Uzoamaka had a strong year last year, bringing home a number of awards for her role as “Crazy Eyes” on the hit Netflix series, and it looks like she could repeat last year’s success.
“I really just want to say thank you a thousand times. If I could say thank you a thousand times, it would not be enough,” said the actress in her emotional acceptance speech.
A tearful Aduba, in her speech, also thanked Orange is the New Black series creator Jenji Kohan.
“Thank you for creating this show, for creating this space, for creating a platform,” she said. She thanked her castmates, crew, agent, manager and lawyers, as well adding, “I love you mostly because you let me be me.”
Finally, she thanked her family, and specifically her sister Chioma Aduba who was present in the audience.
“I really just want to say thank you for my family, who have stood beside me my entire life,” she said. To Chioma she said: “I am humbled to call myself your sister. I love you so much.”
Last year, Aduba won her first Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for the same role.