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    Samira Wiley Congratulated Her "Stupidly Talented" Nephew After His Historic Emmy Nomination

    I still can't get over the fact that these two are related. 🤯

    You know Samira Wiley as Poussey from Orange Is the New Black.

    Or maybe you know her as Moira from The Handmaid's Tale.

    Either way, we can all agree she's pretty damn amazing.

    What you probably didn't know is that Samira is the aunt of 17-year-old actor Asante Blackk, who is equally amazing.

    Asante recently made history as the ninth-youngest Emmy nominee of all time.

    The Maryland native scored a nomination for his riveting portrayal of Kevin Richardson, one-fifth of the Exonerated Five, in Ava DuVernay's limited Netflix series When They See Us.

    Shortly after the nominations were announced, Samira, an Emmy winner herself, did what any proud aunt would do — she took to Instagram to congratulate her nephew.

    "Ain’t even had my Emmy for 1 whole year yet, and the boy already coming for his auntie’s crown! Haha," the actor wrote.

    "Congratulations to my stupidly talented nephew! [...] Love you so much, ASANTE!!!!!!!!" she added.

    Samira also revealed Asante was on the phone with her grandmother in the photo, likely sharing his exciting Emmy news.

    The entire post was just too pure and honestly, my heart was unable to handle it.

    Congrats again to Asante on his historic Emmy nom, and to Samira for being quite possibly the world's most supportive aunt.