FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO WIN BEST COMEDIC ACTRESS EMMY SINCE 1981
Written by Ella Melake on January 19, 2024
Quinta Brunson took home an Emmy on Monday for the best actress in a comedy series, becoming the first Black actress to win the category since 1981.
Brunson snatched this award for her performance in ABC’s sitcom “Abbott Elementary”, which she created and served as a writer.
“I love making ‘Abbott Elementary’ so much and I am so happy to be able to live my dream and act out comedy,” Brunson said as she fought through tears during her acceptance speech.
She clutched her statuette and expressed her love for comedy and her entire family.
She was also nominated at the 75th Emmy Awards for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for an episode of “Saturday Night Life” that she hosted, and “Abbott Elementary” is nominated for outstanding for outstanding comedy series Emmy.
She is now a two-time Emmy winner previously walking away with the 2022 outstanding writing in a comedy series for her work on “Abbott”. She was nominated in the outstanding actress in a comedy series that same year.