Uzo Aduba got a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, and her show, Orange Is the New Black, also had a nod for Outstanding Comedy series in the recently announced Emmy nomination list, E! News reports!
“I’m really glad to see that room and the space in this country and in television has been carved out where… Today felt to me like, ‘ALL are welcome,’ she told E! News after the nominations.
Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson also made history this morning by becoming the first two African American actresses to be nominated at the same time in the same category—and if they win, it will be the first time a black actress has won for Actress in a Drama, in all of Emmy history.
“I would love it [if one of them won],” Aduba told me, “not exclusively for that reason. They are women who are deserving. Their talent aligns with people who happen to be of color. I mean Viola Davis, I have seen her in every medium that she has done. Taraji P Henson who is a beast on Empire. These are two incredibly qualified actors, the entire category as well, I mean how can we not forget Robin Wright, how can we forget her. But it’s a category of wonderfully gifted actors who I’m thankful that we are recognizing them.”
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