Emmys 2020: Uzo Aduba bags Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie Award for 'Mrs America'
For an award show to be taking place during a global pandemic seems unreal, but the 72nd Primetime Emmy awards seem to be going on without a hitch. Social distancing is obviously strictly in place as stars sit at home all glammed up, and awards are being presented to them there. Kimmel, the host was bursting with hilarious jokes about the pandemic as well. From fires being put out by Jennifer Aniston on stage and Covid-19 tests being administered, this is one interesting award ceremony. But alas, here we are in the limited series or movie category.
Uzo Aduba was presented the award for winning in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie Award and was announced by host Jimmy Kimmel. She won for 'Mrs America' where she plays the role of Shirley Chisholm. The series follows the story of Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly who leads an unexpected fight against the Equal Rights Amendment movement during the 1970s.
For the category of Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, the following were the nominations:
Holland Taylor for 'Hollywood'
Uzo Aduba for 'Mrs. America' (winner)
Margo Martindale for 'Mrs. America'
Tracey Ullman for 'Mrs. America'
Toni Collette for 'Unbelievable'
Jean Smart for 'Watchmen'
This marks Aduba third career Emmy Award having beat out many amazing contenders such as Margo Martindale, Tracey Ullman, and Jean Smart. In her speech, Aduba made sure to recognize the other nominees in the category sating, "You are all exceptional,” as she proudly wore a T-shirt with the name Breonna Taylor. Taylor, was an EMT that was murdered in Louisville but he police department and this was Aduba's attempt to bring awareness and attention to the injustice that occurred during her death and the many injustices that followed. Aduba deserved the award Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her incredible delivery as Chisholm with the actress paying tribute to the politician "for her championship work for all people who have been forgotten and marginalized, who she represented.”
Let's not forget that this is not Aduba's first Emmy win, as you may recall she has won in the category for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014 for her role in 'Orange Is The New Black' and for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2015 for the same production.