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Quinta Brunson Accepts Jimmy Kimmel's Apology

74th Primetime Emmys - Arrivals

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Jimmy Kimmel apologized for crashing Quinta Brunson‘s big Emmys win.

During Brunson’s appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", the late-night host told the "Abbott Elementary" creator/star he was sorry for pulling focus (laying on the stage) during her Emmy acceptance speech Monday.

Brunson came out on stage toward the end of Kimmel’s monologue Wednesday, holding her Emmy. She said, “I have a little favor to ask,” mentioning that his commitment to a comedic bit during the ceremony had eaten up time she would’ve used to thank more people during her acceptance speech, and that she’d like to reclaim that time.

Kimmel said, “Take all the time you like. I’ll stand back here." Brunson thanked a bunch of people, including "Abbott Elementary"‘s writers.

When the show returned from a commercial break, Kimmel kicked off Brunson’s segment by congratulating her on her win and called his Emmys joke “a dumb comedy bit,” then noted that some thought he’d stolen her big moment. 

He said, “And maybe I did, and I’m very sorry if I did do that. I’m sorry I did do that, actually. And 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.”

Brunson thanked Kimmel for his “kind” words, adding: “I, honestly, was in such a moment of just having a good time. I won my first Emmy! I was in the moment and just having a good time. I don’t know. I didn’t see any of that. I saw you, and I saw Will Arnett and my Emmy, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m having so much fun.’ Thank you, that’s kind, but I had a good night.”

During NBC’s telecast of the annual awards ceremony, Brunson was awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. As part of a comedic bit about having had too much to drink, Kimmel lay on stage as co-presenter Will Arnett ran through the nominees. Kimmel didn’t move even after Brunson walked to the stage and had to step around him to reach the microphone.

Source: TV Line.

Photo Credit:  Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images.

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