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Jimmy Kimmel Facing Backlash for Lying Flat on the Ground During Quinta Brunson’s Emmy Speech

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During Quinta Brunson’s speech at the Emmy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel was seen lying down on the floor beside her, and people have since called him out for his actions.

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Viewers weren’t too happy with what Kimmel did when Brunson was giving her heartfelt speech.

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The night kicked off by awarding Adele’s One Night Only the Emmy for best pre-recorded Variety Special.

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The combination of an Adele interview with Oprah and a set of her greatest hits was bound to be a success!

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The award for Live Variety Special went to this year’s Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show.

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The epic performance starred Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent.

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John Oliver once again took home the award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, alongside Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

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This brings Oliver’s total Emmy count up to an impressive seventeen!

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George Carlin’s American Dream took home the award for Outstanding Documentary Special.

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The 2-part documentary was directed and produced by Emmy favorite Judd Apatow.

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Landmark documentary The Beatles: Get Back won for Outstanding Documentary Series.

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Directed by Peter Jackson, the documentary took home a whopping 5 awards in total!

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Michael Keaton won Lead Actor in a Limited Series for his role in Dopesick.

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In his acceptance speech, he said: “My parents were not exactly patrons of the arts, we weren’t patrons of anything frankly but I want to thank them and I want to thank all those people, my family, for never making me feel foolish because I went on to do that several times myself.”

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The next winner was Murray Bartlett for his role as Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for The White Lotus.

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In the series, the Australian actor stars as a recovering drug addict who is in charge of the White Lotus resort.

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The award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series went to Matthew Macfayden for Succession.

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The forty-seven-year-old said in his acceptance speech: “My admiration and my gratitude to Jesse Armstrong and his remarkable writing team is boundless. They are truly amazing they just are. Thank you.”

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Ozark‘s Julia Garner won for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

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This brings Garner’s total Emmy count for her role in the show as Ruth Langmore to 3.

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Outstanding Supporting Actress for a Comedy Series went to Sherry Lee Ralph for her work on Abbott Elementary.

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The sixty-five-year-old stunned audiences by bursting into a rendition of jazz singer Diane Reeve’s ‘Endangered Species’ when on stage to accept her award. One fan even called it “the greatest Emmy speech of all time!”

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Brett Goldstein won for his role as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Ted Lasso.

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He said: “To the cast, my fellow nominees, the hardest part about being in Ted Lasso is being in a take and not ruining it by saying, ‘God, you’re good.'”

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Saturday Night Live once again took home the award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.

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It marks the seventh consecutive win in this category for the show, and it’s eighty-seventh Emmy award overall!

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Jennifer Coolidge made a splash when she began dancing instead of leaving the stage while being played off after accepting her award for her role in The White Lotus.

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She won the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series.

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Amanda Seyfried won Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series for her role in The Dropout.

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A tearful Seyfried said while accepting her very first Emmy: “Thank you, my family. [Thank you to] my mom, my husband, my dad and my kids — and my dog Finn! Thank you so much.”

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Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls took home the award for Competition Program.

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The thirty-four-year-old told the audience: “I’m very emotional! The trophy is nice, but my emotion is for these people who are on the stage with me. The stories that they shared, they’re not that unique, they just don’t get the platform. Let’s just tell more stories.”

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The White Lotus creator Mike White won the award for Directing for a Limited Series.

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He also took home the Writing for a Limited Series award for his work on the HBO show.

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Jerrod Carmichael took home the accolade for Writing for a Variety Special.

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It was the thirty-five-year-old’s first-ever Emmy win, for his work on Rothaniel. Accepting his award, he said: “I made something that was of great personal consequence to me and this definitely contributes to the meaning of it. I’m not a sore winner, but I’m going to go home because I can’t top this right now.”

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Jason Sudeikis won yet again for his role in Ted Lasso.

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He took home the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the second time since 2020.

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Squid Game writer Hwang Dong-hyuk made history by winning the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series — the first ever for a non-English language series!

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The director said in his speech: “People keep telling me that I made history, but I don’t think I made history by myself because it was you who opened up the doors for Squid Game, inviting us here tonight at the Emmys. I have to say we all made history together. I truly hope that Squid Game won’t be the last non-English series to be here at the Emmys, and I also hope this won’t be my last Emmy either. I’ll be back with Season 2.”

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Euphoria star Zendaya also made history after winning the award for Lead Actress in a Drama Series. This makes her the first Black woman to win this twice!

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She is also the youngest woman ever to win 2 Emmys in the same category.

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In her acceptance speech, she said: “I just want to say you know, my greatest wish for Euphoria was that it could help heal people.”

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She continued: “I just want to say thank you to everyone who has shared their story with me. I want you to know that anyone who has loved a Rue or feels like they are a Rue, I want you to know I’m so grateful for your stories and I carry them with me, and I carry them with her. So thank you so much.”

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Jean Smart won for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Hacks.

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It is the Seattle native’s second consecutive Emmy for her role in the show!

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Ted Lasso‘s M.J. Delaney took home the award for Best Directing for a Comedy Series.

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This was Delaney’s first-ever Emmy win!

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Jesse Armstrong won the Writing for a Drama Series accolade for his work on Succession.

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It is the third time the fifty-one-year-old has won the award for his work on the HBO show, having also received it back in 2019 and 2020.

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Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae won the award for Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

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His achievement marked the first win for an Asian actor in a drama series. He said: “Thank you to the Television Academy, thank you to Netflix and thank you to the director for making realistic problems we all face come to life so creatively on the screen with a great script.”

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The White Lotus scored the win for Outstanding Limited Series, bringing its total Emmy count to an impressive ten!

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Executive producer David Bernard said: “To our exceptional cast and crew, you showed up every day – in the midst of global uncertainty, away from loved ones — and gave your heart and soul and passion to the show. We came together as a community to try and make something special, and through our collective efforts, we’re standing here today.”

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Ted Lasso won its fourth Emmy this year for Outstanding Comedy Series.

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Jason Sudeikis said as he was accepting the award: “This show is about good and evil, this show is about like the truth and lies, this show is about all that stuff, but it’s mostly about our response to those things, and your response to our show has been overwhelming.”

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Succession won the Outstanding Drama Series award.

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This brought the HBO show’s total win count for the night up to 4, and means it has now won an impressive thirteen Emmys overall.

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The award for Writing for a Comedy Series went to Quinta Brunson for the pilot episode of Abbott Elementary.

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Brunson had to accept her award ‘over the dead body’ of award presenter Jimmy Kimmel. He had been dragged on stage by co-presenter, Will Arnett, who then explained that Kimmel had left his body in the wake of losing yet again to John Oliver. Brunson, however, continued unphased, saying “Jimmy, wake up, I won.”

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People on social media weren’t happy with Kimmel as the attention was drawn away from Brunson and towards his childlike behavior.

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One Twitter user commented: “Quinta Bruson deserved better by giving her speech over Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘dead’ body.”

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“Jimmy Kimmel laying on the floor while Quinta has her moment is irritating,” another added.

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Both Brunson and Kimmel have responded to the matter…

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Quinta Brunson told Variety: “I don’t know. I know Jimmy Kimmel and I felt like the bit didn’t bother me that much. I don’t know what the internet thinks. Jimmy gave me my first late-night spot and was one of the first people to see Abbott.”

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“I think in that moment, I was really happy that it was Jimmy up there. I kind of consider him one of the comedy godfathers, and I’m a huge fan of Will Arnett, so I was wrapped up in the moment. I don’t know, tomorrow maybe I’ll be mad at him. I’m going to be on his show on Wednesday, so I might punch him in the face. We’ll see what happens,” she said.

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Jimmy Kimmel told Entertainment Tonight: “I had my eyes closed, I had no idea where I was. It was one of the weirdest things that’s ever happened to me.”

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“She is so unbelievably talented. And I saw her pilot before it came out on ABC, and I wrote to her, and I was like, ‘I don’t know how we got this, but congratulations. You made a pilot that any network would be ecstatic to get.’ She’s a lovely person as well,” he said.

What do you think?

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