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Quinta Brunson at Jimmy Kimmel

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Quinta Brunson and Jimmy Kimmel became headline news Sunday night when the popular late-night host almost ruined her moment at the 2022 Emmy Awards with a corny joke that lasted way too long. The Abbott Elementary creator accepted the Emmy for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” with Kimmel playing dead at her feet. Brunson stopped by Kimmel, last night, to return the favor and finish her acceptance speech.

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“You know how when you win an Emmy you only have 45 seconds to do an acceptance speech.. and then you get less time because somebody does a dumb comedy bit that goes on a bit too long?” Brunson said, holding her Emmy, as she interrupted Kimmel’s segment.

Brunson later sat down to chat and Jimmy apologized for his idiotic behavior. “That was a dumb comedy bit that we thought would be funny. I lost, and then I drank too much, and I had to be dragged out on the stage. And then people got upset. They said that I stole your moment, and maybe I did. I’m very sorry if I did do that — I’m sorry I did do that, actually. And also, the last thing I would ever want to do is upset you because I think so much of you, and I think you know that. I hope you know that.”

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Brunson accepted Kimmel’s apology and reassured the host he didn’t ruin her night, but not everyone was as understanding as the first-time Emmy winner. Brunson’s Abbott Elementary co-star Sheryl Lee Ralph, who also won big at the 2022 Emmys, called out Jimmy as disrespectful.

I was absolutely confused,” Ralph said Wednesday during a virtual panel of the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, according to Variety. “I didn’t know what was going on. 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.”

Watch Brunson crash Jimmy Kimmel Live, below:

 

 

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Quinta Brunson Finishes Her Emmy Awards Acceptance Speech On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com