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Nigerian-born Aduba Wins Emmy Awards for the Second Time

Valentine Chinyem

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Uzo Aduba, a Nigerian-American actress, has won a second consecutive Emmy award for her role as an outstanding supporting actress in a drama series in Orange Is the New Black.

It could be recalled that, Aduba won the prestigious award as the outstanding guest actress in a Comedy Series, a role improved on to hit this year’s feat in 2014.

Viola Davis beat Taraji P. Henson of Empire to become the first African-American, in 67 years, to win the Emmy award for best actress.

However, Nigeria’s own David Oyelowo was nominated for best lead actor in a mini-series or movie for his role in Nightingale, but the award was won by Richard Jenkins for Olive Kitteridge.

Meanwhile, television drama series, Game of Thrones, broke Emmy awards records winning 12 awards in one year, ousting The West Wing which won nine awards at the 2000 Emmys.

WINNERS FULL LIST:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Richard Jenkins, Olive (winner)

KitteridgeAdrian Brody, Houdini

Ricky Gervais, Derek Special
Timothy Hutton, American Crime
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
David Oyelowo, Nightingale

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (winner)

Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Outstanding Drama Series

Game of Thrones (Winner)
Orange Is the New Black
Homeland
Downton Abbey
House of Cards
Mad Men
Better Call Saul

Outstanding Comedy Series

Veep (winner)
Transparent
Louie
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Parks and Recreation
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jon Hamm, Mad Men (winner)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (winner)
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Claire Danes, Homeland
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (Winner)
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (winner)
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
William H. Macy, Shameless

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (winner)
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Tony Hale, Veep (winner)
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Keegan-Michael Peele, Key & Peele
Adam Driver, Girls
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Allison Janney, Mom (winner)
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Niecy Nash, Getting On
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Miniseries

Olive Kitteridge (winner)
American Horror Story: Freakshow
American Crime
The Honorable Woman
Wolf Hall
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge (winner)

Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freakshow
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Emma Thompson, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet St.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge (winner)
Richard Cabral, American Crime
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story: Freakshow
Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story: Freakshow
Michael Kenneth Williams, Bessie
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Regina King, American Crime (winner)
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Freakshow
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Freakshow
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freakshow
Mo’Nique, Bessie
Zoe Kazan, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding Variety Talk Show

The Daily Show (winner)
The Colbert Report
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Show With David Letterman
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Inside Amy Schumer (winner)
Drunk History
Key & Peele
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Reality Competition Program

The Voice (winner)
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef

Drama – Directing
Game of Thrones (Winner)
The Knick
Boardwalk Empire
Homeland

Drama – Writing
Game of Thrones (Winner)
Mad Men
The Americans
Better Call Saul

Comedy Directing – Series
Transparent (winner)
Silicon Valley
Louie
Veep
The Last Man on Earth

Comedy Writing – Series
Veep (winner)
The Last Man on Earth
Louie
Transparent
Silicon Valley
Episodes

Miniseries – Directing
Olive Kitteridge (winner)
Wolf Hall
Bessie
American Horror Story: Freakshow
The Missing
The Honorable Woman
Houdini

Miniseries – Writing
Olive Kitteridge (winner)
Wolf Hall
Bessie
American Crime
Hello Ladies: The Movie
The Honorable Woman

Variety — Directing
The Daily Show (winner)
The Colbert Report
Inside Amy Schumer
The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon
Late Show With David Letterman

Variety — Writing
The Daily Show (winner)
The Colbert Report
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.