Quinta Brunson Gets Her Emmys Revenge Against Jimmy Kimmel After His Awkward Stunt

If you were to ask us to choose our favorite moment from the 2022 Emmy Awards, it would be a very hard question to answer. There were so many unforgettable moments—from Sheryl Lee Ralph’s inspiring speech to Lee Jung-jae’s historic win. But, if we had to name the moment we were most excited about, it would be Quinta Brunson winning the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series category for Abbott Elementary.

Quinta Brunson at the 2022 Time100 Gala.
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During the award ceremony, late night host Jimmy Kimmel was dragged on stage (as part of a comic stunt) by Will Arnett, who proceeded to read the list of nominees for the category. When Brunson walked on stage to accept her award and give a speech, she was clearly distracted by Kimmel who remained laying on the floor, motionless (still carrying on with the awkward stunt).

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Luckily, Kimmel helped Brunson to get her revenge as a make-good. Brunson made a special appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and that’s when she got her moment to shine—and show off her shiny golden statue. During last night’s episode, the Abbott Elementary star interrupted the comedian’s opening monologue and we got a chance to hear her full acceptance speech.

When it came time to sit down for the interview, Kimmel took a moment to apologize for what he called a “dumb comedy bit.” He added, “And then people said I stole your moment and maybe I did, and I’m sorry I did do that. Also, the last thing I would ever want to do is upset you because I think so much of you. I think you know that. I hope you know that.”

In response, Brunson said, “Jimmy let me just say thank you. It’s very kind of you to say that. Honestly, I was in such a moment of having a good time. I won my first Emmy! I was up there like, you know, happy! And I was wrapped up in the moment, just having a good time. I didn’t see any of that….honestly, I had a good night. It was a good night and a good time.”

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