Uzoamaka Nwaneka “Uzo” Aduba’s hilarious work in Orange Is the New Black has earned her the Screen Actors Guild award for “Outstanding Performance” by a female actor in a comedy series on Sunday.

“A huge massive thank you to our cast, without whom, this won’t have been possible. I love you so desperately, so much,” Uzo Aduba said while accepting her award at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Also nominated at the 21st annual SAG Awards were Julie Bowen for Modern Family, Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie, Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep and Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation.

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The award was presented by Bryan Cranston.

Closing out her speech Aduba addressed the crowd, “The day I got this job is the day I stopped acting, and to be in a room with all you amazing human beings, amazing talents, who I respect and love so much, is really, truly the greatest honor.”
The Screen Actors Guild Award is an accolade given by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to recognize outstanding performances in film and primetime television.

The rising star got to celebrate for a second time during the ceremony, as Orange Is The New Black won a Best Ensemble award.

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