Quinta Brunson Says Jimmy Kimmel Lying on Stage During Her Speech "Didn't Bother Me That Much"

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Quinta Brunson accepts the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series award for 'Abbott Elementary' from Jimmy Kimmel onstage during the 74th Primetime Emmys at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Quinta Brunson simply obtained the award for excellent writing for a comedy collection on the 2022 Emmys. Brunson, who additionally stars on “Abbott Elementary,” made historical past with the win, changing into the third Black author and second Black girl author to obtain the honour, per E! News. And whereas the win is being celebrated, a distinct facet of her victory speech is getting consideration on the web.

During her speech, Jimmy Kimmel continued a bit he started earlier within the present, when Will Arnett dragged the comic’s “useless physique” throughout the Emmys stage and joked that it was the “thirteenth time in a row that he is misplaced and [Kimmel] simply received into the thin margaritas again there.” Kimmel remained mendacity on stage as Brunson got here as much as obtain her award, staying there in the course of the entirety of her speech. Brunson addressed the late-night host, saying, “Jimmy, get up. I gained.”

Backstage, Brunson addressed the debacle, which has generated some backlash on-line from followers of the “Abbott Elementary” star. “I do not know! I do know Jimmy Kimmel,” she mentioned within the press room. “I felt just like the bit did not trouble me that a lot. I do not know what the web thinks.” She added that beforehand, Kimmel has been supportive of her work. “Honestly, Jimmy gave me my first huge late-night spot and was one of many first folks to see ‘Abbott,'” she mentioned. “He Instagram messaged me that he noticed this comedy, and thought it was one of many biggest comedies of all time and he was so excited. . . . In that second, I used to be simply actually comfortable that it was Jimmy up there. I form of contemplate him one of many comedy godfathers. I’m an enormous fan of Will Arnett. So I used to be wrapped up within the second.”

However, she mentioned she’s nonetheless making up her thoughts about how she feels in regards to the incident. “Tomorrow, perhaps I’ll be mad at him,” Brunson mentioned. “I’m gonna be on his present on Wednesday, so I would punch him within the face. I do not know. We’ll see what occurs.”

She went on to debate the unimaginable significance of “Abbott Elementary,” saying she hopes the present continues to assist academics obtain higher pay. “It’s not ‘Abbott”s accountability,” she mentioned. “But it is an necessary career that must be revered.”

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