Nigerian-born Hollywood actress, Uzo Aduba just scored another Emmy award for supporting actress in a drama series for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in Netflix’s prison drama Orange is the New Black.
“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.
Aduba tearfully 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 went on to thank her fellow cast, crew, agent, manager and lawyers, adding, “I love you mostly because you let me be me.”
Finally, she thanked her family, and specifically her sister Chioma Aduba.
“I really just want to say thank you for my family, who have stood beside me my entire life,” she said, addign to Chioma, present in the audience, “I am humbled to call myself your sister. I love you so much.”