‘Insecure’ Actor Yvonne Orji Celebrates First Emmy Nomination With Nigerian Parents | Video

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Movie star Orji was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role on popular HBO comedy series, Insecure.

On Thursday, July 29, 2020, American-Nigerian actress Yvonne Orji took to social media to announce her nomination in the 72nd Emmy Awards billed to take place this year.

Orji earned her first nomination in the prestigious movie awards and couldn’t hold back her excitement as she headed to her Instagram page to celebrate in a two-part post.

Insecure actor Yvonne Orji

First, the actress took the time out to send a congratulatory message to all Emmy nominees. She also recognized all the crew members of the Television drama she was nominated under in a special shootout.

She wrote: “CONGRATS to ALL the nominees. SPECIAL SHOUT OUT to the @insecurehbo fam, the @insecurewriters, @the_a_prentice for our first Emmy nomination, and to our fearless leader @issarae for the OUTSTANDING LEADING ACTRESS that she is!!”

For her second post, the 36-year old shared a video that captured the moment she broke news of the nomination to her parent who are based in Nigeria. In the video, Orji’s parent could be seen reeling in joy as they praised and prayed for their daughter.

“Meeeeeeaaann. My heart is so full. Had to call the parentals…and they DID. NOT. DISAPPOINT. They had jokes, prophesies and praises ,” she captioned the post.

Orji played ‘Molly Carter‘ in the TV drama series ‘Insecure.’

She will be contesting with other actors for the ‘Best Supporting Comedy Actress’ category in the next Emmys Awards which is scheduled to hold later in the year.

Photo Credit: HBO 

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