Emmy Awards 2020: Uzo Aduba Wins for Mrs. America

Uzo Aduba Thanks Women of ‘Mrs. America’ and Shirley Chisholm in Emmys Acceptance Speech


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Aduba accepted the honor for her role in as the real-life trail blazer during Sunday night’s virtual ceremony.

Uzo Aduba was awarded the 2020 Emmy for best actress in a limited series or movie for her role on Mrs. America.

During her acceptance speech, Aduba, wearing a shirt with “Breonna Taylor” in big letters, thanked both the woman in her category and the women “who worked across the board” on the Hulu series, including the show’s executive producers, writers and creator.

Aduba thanked the real-life woman she played. “I want to say lastly, thank you to Shirley Chisholm for her championship work for all people who have been forgotten and marginalized, who she represented,” Aduba said before standing up and racing off the screen to celebrate her win with her mother.

This is Aduba’s fourth nomination and third win.

The actress beat out Holland Taylor (Hollywood), Margo Martindale (Mrs. America), Tracey Ullman (Mrs. America), Toni Collette (Unbelievable) and Jean Smart (Watchmen). 

The 2020 Primetime Emmys were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and took place virtually on Sunday.