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Watch Uzo Aduba's Show-Stopping Emmys Acceptance Speech

Uzo Aduba makes history after winning her second career Emmy for her role as Crazy Eyes in Orange Is The New Black.


Uzo Aduba won her second career Emmy tonight for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in Netflix's Orange Is The New Black. The award for this year's Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series makes her the first actress to win an Emmy in comedy and drama categories for the same role (OITNB was previously categorized as a comedy before making the switch to drama this year).

The Nigerian-American actress gave an unsurprisingly memorable, show-stopping acceptance speech, which included an especially touching shout-out to her sister Chioma:

"Hi, um, okay. 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, 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. Thank you to our family at Netflix and Lionsgate, you all are incredible, I love you so much for your kindness....thank you everybody, our whole family. I want to say thank you to our cast and our crew. I love you guys. I am so thankful to stand beside a set of artists who are so brilliant. I want to say thank you to our team, my team that I work with. My manager Leigh, my agents, my lawyers, all of them. You guys are incredible. And I love you mostly, because you let me be me. And finally, I really just want to say thank you to my family, who have stood beside me my entire life. My sister ChiChi you are my very best friend. I am humbled to call myself your sister, I love you so much." (Transcript via Bustle)

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