On Sunday, Kimmel and Will Arnett did little before announcing the winner For Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Emmy. Arnett originally dragged Kimmel off his feet on the Emmys stage because Kimmel was upset that his talk show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, would bring Emmy once again on the variety talk series “Last Week Tonight”. have lost.
Kimmel remained on the floor, seemingly upset, as Arnett announced that Brunson had won his category.
In form of “Abbott Primary“The producers went on stage to give their acceptance speech, with Kimmel remaining on the floor.
“Jimmy, wake up, I win,” Brunson told Kimmel, but he didn’t budge.
Kimmel stayed on the floor for Brunson’s entire speech—and had to drag after Brunson was done.
While some enjoyed that Kimmel was fully committed to the bit, more were upset that he stole Brunson’s glow during their big moment.
ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” is a family-friendly sitcom that airs on network television. But this seemingly traditional comedy feels so refreshing that it’s a show created by a black woman (Brunson) and has a predominantly Black cast that focuses on “talking about being Black all day.” does not, as Brunson pointed out new York Times in March. She explained to the newspaper that her show was more interested in “the lives of these people”.
“There have been sitcoms lately — ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ — really good sitcoms, but my generation was starting to get tired of just having race as a focal point,” she said. “White shows should just be white, but a lot of shows with people of color were about people of color, not stories about people. So ‘Abbott’ feels like a change in that, too.”
Kimmel’s move also seems outrageous because Brunson made Emmy History When the nominations were announced in July.
He landed nomination For Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. In doing so, she became first black woman To receive three nominations in the comedy categories in the same year.
Given that Brunson has only won one of these categories, Kimmel’s commitment feels a bit off.
After his speech, speaking to reporters, Brunson addressed Kimmel while lying on stage during his moment.
“I felt like the bit didn’t bother me that much… Tomorrow I’ll probably be mad at him. I’m going to his show on Wednesday so I can punch him in the face.”
Punch or not, here’s hoping Brunson writes softly about this Emmy moment during Season 2 of “Abbott Elementary,” which begins airing next week on ABC.