On Monday night, Abbott Elementary was a big hit during the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards. Heading into the awards ceremony, the ABC comedy picked up six nominations. By the night’s end, Sheryl Lee Ralph had won her first Emmy Award in the “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” category. Adding on, Quinta Brunson took home the night’s top prize in the “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” category. Unfortunately, much of the conversation regarding Brunson’s big night shifted towards Jimmy Kimmel.
Jimmy Kimmel didn’t win an award at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, but he was a topic of conversation on Tuesday morning. As Quinta Brunson delivered her acceptance speech after winning the “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” category, the comedian laid on the ground as part of a bit. However, many observers found his comedic timing offputting and actions distasteful.
“Jimmy Kimmel should have left the stage during Quinta’s speech. Highly disrespectful,” Phillip Lewis of the HuffPost added.
Quinta Brunson’s victory at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards arrives just in time for the second season of Abbott Elementary. During a recent press run, she and her co-stars were asked about the matter.
“I have talked with Jimmy since, and I think no matter what, it’s important to just showcase that Abbott Elementary is premiering next week. It’s gonna be a good time and you’ll probably just have to tune in and watch,” Brunson said, according to Variety.
“I was like, ‘I wish that man would just get up off of the ground.’ And then I realized it was Jimmy Kimmel, and I was like, ‘Ooh, the disrespect, Jimmy!’ But that’s just me,” Sheryl Lee Ralph added.
Brunson will have an opportunity to discuss the matter with Kimmel directly when she appears on his show this evening.