Dozens of performers have accomplished the feat of bagging two Primetime Emmys in as many years for a single role, but only one such instance has involved victories across multiple genres. The history maker in that case was Uzo Aduba, who won the 2015 Best Drama Supporting Actress award for “Orange is the New Black” one year after taking home a Best Comedy Guest Actress trophy for the same show. The Netflix series’ reclassification occurred between its first and second seasons due to the TV academy’s ruling that only overtly funny one-hour shows could be considered comedic from then on.
At the time of her second win, 34-year-old Aduba was the ninth youngest champion in the history of her category. She now ranks 10th on the list, with five of the women ahead of her having been in their 20s when they won and one being the second youngest acting Emmy recipient of all time.
Since 1959, a total of 38 actresses have won for their supporting roles on continuing drama programs, beginning with Barbara Hale (“Perry Mason”). 10 of these winners have prevailed on more than one occasion.
Check out our photo gallery to find out who ranks ahead of Aduba on the list of 10 youngest Best Drama Supporting Actress Emmy winners.
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