Quinta Bronson got the audience on her feet when she said She won her first Emmy award – But in to her Introduced during the moment was Jimmy Kimmel, who pretended to be unconscious and remained on the floor while she accepted her award as part of an intentional joke that ended up annoying some viewers.
Kimmel presented the Outstanding Writing Award for a Comedy Series with Will Arnett, who drag Kimmel on stage Kimmel joked that Kimmel “got into skinny margaritas” at the stage bar after losing in a previous class.
distance “Abbott Elementary” Announced winner, creator, and star of writing the popular sitcom’s pilot, Kimmel remained on the ground at the base of the microphone stand. He stayed there throughout Bronson’s acceptance speech and into the commercial break, nearly two minutes in total.
shots An attendee at the party shared that Arnett pulled Kimmel’s body off the stage at the end of the segment.
Bronson, unfazed, used her limited time to thank Abbott Elementary Teamand her family and husband, but not without digging into Kimmel: “Jimmy, wake up. I won!”
Kimmel stayed off camera for the duration of Bronson’s speech, which lasted about one minute.
Later behind the scenesBronson addressed the moment, saying the part “didn’t bother me too much,” adding that Kimmel was an early supporter and “Abbott Elementary.”
“Tomorrow I will probably be mad at him. I will be on his show on Wednesday, so I might punch him in the face,” I joked.
This will be the last time Bronson appears on stage on Monday. “Ted Lasso” beat “Abbott Elementary” in the Outstanding Comedy category, its second win in as many years.
Although Bronson’s win was widely celebrated – “Abbott Elementary” was a huge hit, ABC was a huge hit. The most successful comedy Years ago – many viewers scolded Kimmel for not giving up the spotlight, especially to a black woman who accepted her first Emmy. (Kimmel, meanwhile, has Recommended For 18 Emmys and won two since 2012.)
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Sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen, who studies race in the entertainment industry, congratulated Bronson on Abbott Elementary, whose cast is mainly black and takes place at a underfunded Philadelphia public school. But she didn’t think much of Kimmel’s joke: “And presenter Jimmy Kimmel, get up, it’s not funny and rude,” Yuen chirp.
Ernest Owens, Philadelphia Magazine’s itinerant editor, said he was bothered by Kimmel, who He said He was “trying to distract” from Bronson’s win.
Meanwhile, Bronson will return with the expected second season of Abbott Elementary on September 21.
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