Kimmel introduced the award for excellent writing for a comedy sequence with Will Arnett, who dragged Kimmel on stage and joked that Kimmel “received into the thin margaritas” on the theatre’s bar after shedding in an earlier class.
After the “Abbott Elementary” creator and star was introduced as the winner for writing the pilot of the favoured sitcom, Kimmel stayed on the bottom on the base of the microphone stand. He remained there all through Brunson’s acceptance speech and into the industrial break, practically two minutes in complete.
Footage shared by a ceremony attendee confirmed that Arnett pulled Kimmel’s physique offstage at the finish of the phase.
Brunson, unfazed, used her restricted time to thank the “Abbott Elementary” team, her household and her husband, however not use a dig at Kimmel: “Jimmy, get up. I gained!”
Kimmel remained out of the digicam’s body all through Brunson’s speech, which lasted roughly one minute.
Later backstage, Brunson addressed the second, saying the bit “did not hassle me that a lot,” including that Kimmel was an early supporter of her and “Abbott Elementary.”
“Tomorrow possibly I’ll be mad at him. I’m going to be on his presentation on Wednesday, so I’d punch him in the face,” she joked.
It could be the ultimate time Brunson would seem onstage Monday. “Ted Lasso” gained over “Abbott Elementary” within the excellent comedy class, its second win in a few years.
Though Brunson’s win was broadly celebrated — “Abbott Elementary” is a large hit, ABC’s most successful comedy in years — many viewers chided Kimmel for not ceding the highlight, significantly to a Black lady accepting her first Emmy. (Kimmel, in the meantime, has been nominated for 18 Emmys and gained two since 2012.)
Sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen, who research race within the leisure business, congratulated Brunson for “Abbott Elementary,” whose forged is primarily Black and takes place in an underfunded Philadelphia public faculty. But she did not suppose a lot of Kimmel’s jokes: “And presenter Jimmy Kimmel, rise, it is unfunny and impolite,” Yuen tweeted.
Ernest Owens, editor-at-large at Philadelphia Magazine, mentioned he was irked by Kimmel, whom he said was “attempting to take consideration away” from Brunson’s win.
Brunson, in the meantime, will return with the anticipated second season of “Abbott Elementary” on September 21.