Uzo Aduba is the new Ed Asner!
The Orange Is the New Black star won for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren. In Andy Samberg's opening speech at Sunday's Emmys, he pointed out that if she won the award for the same role in a drama series after previously winning for it in a comedy series, she would accomplish the same rare feat as Ed Asner. And she did!
And she had alllllll the feels abut it.
She kicked off her acceptance speech by thanking series creator and showrunner Jenji Kohan.
"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 to cover the amount of thanks that I feel for you," she began, shaking and starting to tear up. "Jenji Kohan, I love you so much. I appreciate you for putting belief back in my heart. I love you, thank you for making this show, for creating this space, for creating a platform."
Aduba went on to thank Netflix and Lionsgate and every member of her team, as well as the cast and crew of the show. She finished with a special sentiment to her sister, who was her date for the evening. "I just really want to say thank you to my family, who have stood beside me my entire life," she said. "My sister Chi-Chi, you are my very best friend, I am humbled to call myself your sister, I love you so much."
So sweet! Congrats to Aduba for the big win.