Quinta Brunson introduced the viewers to its toes when she received her first Emmy – however at her toes through the second was Jimmy Kimmel, who pretended to be unconscious and stayed on the ground whereas she accepted her award as a part of an meant joke that ended up miffing some viewers.
Kimmel introduced the award for excellent writing for a comedy sequence with Will Arnett, who dragged Kimmel on stage and joked that Kimmel “got into the skinny margaritas” on the theater’s bar after shedding in an earlier class.
After the “Abbott Elementary” creator and star was introduced as winner for writing the pilot of the favored sitcom, Kimmel stayed on the bottom on the base of the microphone stand. He remained there all through Brunson’s acceptance speech and into the business break, practically two minutes in complete.
Footage shared by a ceremony attendee confirmed that Arnett pulled Kimmel’s physique offstage on the finish of the section.
Brunson, unfazed, used her restricted time to thank the “Abbott Elementary” crew, her household and her husband, however not and not using a dig at Kimmel: “Jimmy, wake up. I won!”
Kimmel remained out of the digital camera’s body at some stage in Brunson’s speech, which lasted roughly one minute.
Later backstage, Brunson addressed the second, saying the bit “didn’t bother me that much,” including that Kimmel was an early supporter of her and “Abbott Elementary.”
“Tomorrow maybe I’ll be mad at him. I’m going to be on his show on Wednesday, so I might punch him in the face,” she joked.
It might be the ultimate time Brunson would seem onstage Monday. “Ted Lasso” received over “Abbott Elementary” within the excellent comedy class, its second win in as a few years.
Although Brunson’s win was broadly celebrated – “Abbott Elementary” is a large hit, ABC’s most profitable comedy in years – many viewers chided Kimmel for not ceding the highlight, notably to a Black girl accepting her first Emmy. (Kimmel, in the meantime, has been nominated for 18 Emmys and received two since 2012.)
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Sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen, who research race within the leisure trade, congratulated Brunson for “Abbott Elementary,” whose solid is primarily Black and takes place in an underfunded Philadelphia public faculty. However she didn’t suppose a lot of Kimmel’s joke: “And presenter Jimmy Kimmel, get up, it’s unfunny and rude,” Yuen tweeted.
Ernest Owens, editor-at-large at Philadelphia Journal, stated he was irked by Kimmel, whom he said was “trying to take attention away” from Brunson’s win.
Brunson, in the meantime, will return with the anticipated second season of “Abbott Elementary” on September 21.