An evening to recollect. Jimmy Kimmel endlessly complimented Quinta Brunson. The creator and star of ABC’s Abbott Elementary simply gained her first Emmy for Finest Comedy Writing on the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards, and the late-night discuss present host celebrated by mendacity down on the ground when she was giving her speech.
After the awards present, ET caught up with Jimmy on the Walt Disney Emmys Afterparty, and he had nothing unhealthy to say about Quinta. “She is so unbelievably proficient. And I noticed her pilot earlier than it got here out on ABC, and I wrote to her, and I used to be like, ‘I don’t understand how we obtained this, however congratulations. You made a pilot that any community can be ecstatic to get,’” Kimmel gushed about her, including “She’s a stunning particular person as nicely.”
When Quinta was giving her speech for her first Emmys win, Jimmy was laying down on the ground as a bit when he offered the award for Excellent Comedy Writing with fellow comic Will Arnett. He performed unconscious as Will joked that Jimmy was passed-out drunk after having misplaced yet one more Emmy to John Oliver. Nevertheless, as Quinta went as much as obtain the award, Jimmy didn’t budge. “Jimmy, get up. I gained,” Quinta mentioned earlier than her speech. Jimmy didn’t depart the stage till Quinta completed her speech.
The web had combined emotions about Jimmy’s bit. One particular person tweeted, “If #QuintaBrunson stepping over #JimmyKimmel who actually laid in her highlight on the day she gained an Emmy isn’t a metaphor for what it means to be a WOC in a white mans world I don’t know what’s.” Quinta clarified her stance on the bit when she talked to the press room after she gained her award. “I do know Jimmy Kimmel, and I don’t know, I really feel just like the bit didn’t trouble me that a lot. I don’t know what the web thinks.”
She additionally went on to go about how Jimmy was supportive of her present from the start. “Actually, Jimmy gave me my first large late-night spot. He was one of many first folks to see Abbott Elementary. He was the primary particular person to message me on Instagram. He was so excited it was going to be on ABC. I used to be comfortable it was Jimmy. He’s one of many comedy godfathers. I’m an enormous fan of Will Arnett, so I used to be wrapped up within the second,” Quinta mentioned. “Tomorrow, possibly I’ll be mad at him.” She will even seem on his late-night present Jimmy Kimmel Dwell! on Wednesday after the Emmys. “Possibly I’ll punch him. I don’t know. We’ll see what occurs.”