Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Emmy acceptance speech will be one of the most talked about moments of the night.
LOS ANGELES — Sheryl Lee Rolfe was so moved by her Emmy win, she had to respond in song.
Ralph won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Monday night for her role as a religious kindergarten teacher on ABC’s “Abbott Elementary.”
It’s the first Emmy and first nomination for Ralph, 65, who cried and collected himself after accepting the trophy.
She opened her speech with a powerfully rendered acapella version of Dianne Reeves’ song “Dangerous Generation.”
“I’m an endangered species, but I don’t sing a victim song. I’m a woman, I’m an artist and I know where my voice belongs,” she said. encouraged anyone to doubt their dream “I’m here to tell you that believing is what it is.”
His win, and the reaction, were hugely popular within the Microsoft Theater.
“We love you!” As she reached the stage, a man shouted from the back seats. The audience, including Lizzo and many of the biggest television stars, jumped to their feet to cheer Ralph on.
Moments later, Brett Goldstein won his second consecutive Emmy Award for his role on “Ted Lasso.”
In the second season of the Apple TV+ show, Goldstein’s character Roy Kent went from cranky veteran player to disgruntled television analyst to the bully assistant coach of the English soccer team at the center of the show, on which he is also a writer.
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