Quinta Brunson isn’t about to let a cringeworthy stunt overshadow her 2022 Emmy Awards victory.

The “Abbott Elementary” creator and star obtained even with Jimmy Kimmel on Monday after he drew consideration away from her acceptance speech earlier that night time with an ill-conceived bit.

Following the ceremony, Brunson joined Kimmel and a bevy of different stars at an after-party in Los Angeles. When the 2 posed collectively for a photograph, she playfully obscured his face together with her Emmy statuette.

Quinta Brunson (left) and Jimmy Kimmel.
Quinta Brunson (left) and Jimmy Kimmel.

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Kimmel and actor Will Arnett had offered Brunson with the award for ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” within the class of excellent writing for a comedy collection.

As a part of a comedic skit, Arnett dragged a seemingly unconscious Kimmel to the stage. The 2 pretended that Kimmel had handed out from consuming an excessive amount of after his late-night present misplaced to “Final Week Tonight With John Oliver” within the excellent selection discuss collection class.

Kimmel stayed on the ground throughout Brunson’s acceptance speech, prompting online backlash from viewers who felt his stunt detracted from the historic significance of her achievement.

Brunson is barely the second Black girl to win in her class and the primary to win solo. In 2017, Lena Waithe shared her win with co-writer Aziz Ansari for the “Thanksgiving” episode of Netflix’s “Grasp of None.”

Brunson delivered her Emmy acceptance speech with Jimmy Kimmel lying on the ground as part of a heavily criticized comedic skit.
Brunson delivered her Emmy acceptance speech with Jimmy Kimmel mendacity on the bottom as a part of a closely criticized comedic skit.

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Kimmel remained dedicated to the skit even when Entertainment Tonight asked him about it after the ceremony had wrapped.

“I had my eyes closed,” he quipped. “I had no thought the place I used to be. It was one of many weirdest issues that has ever occurred to me.”

As for Brunson, she didn’t appear fazed. Speaking to Variety after leaving the Emmys stage, she emphasised the truth that Kimmel had been a champion of her work on “Abbott Elementary” lengthy earlier than the nominations had been introduced.

“I felt just like the bit didn’t hassle me that a lot,” she stated. “Tomorrow perhaps I’ll be mad at him. I’m going to be on his present on Wednesday, so I’d punch him within the face.”

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