Uzo Aduba wins second Emmy for Orange is the New Black role
Actress Uzo Aduba has won her second Emmy award for her portrayal of Orange is the New Black character Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren.
The star, who in 2014 picked up an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy, has won her second award this year for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for her work as the same character.
Aduba’s character Suzanne Warren, known as Crazy Eyes, initially proved popular with fans for her pie-throwing and crush on Piper Chapman. Her role has been expanded since her recurring status in Season 1 to a regular in Seasons 2 and 3.
In an emotional acceptance speech, one of the speeches of the night, she said of the show’s creator, Jenji Kohan: “if I could say thank you a thousand times it would not be enough to cover the amount of thanks I feel.”
She continued, through tears, to thank as many people as she could including Netflix, her fellow cast members, her personal team and her family.
She said of them all: “I love you mostly because you let me be me.”
Aduba ended by highlighting her strong relationship with her sister, adding: “I am humbled to call myself your sister.”
Other big winners at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards include Jeffrey Tambor for his role in Transparent, a show which performed well this year after being nominated for 11 and winning 5 awards.