Janelle James From 'Abbott Elementary' Explains Why She Interrupted Sheryl Lee Ralph At The 2023 Golden Globe Awards

Janelle James, who plays Ava Coleman on “Abbott Elementary,” explained why she interrupted her cast mate Sheryl Lee Ralph during a 2023 Golden Globes acceptance speech.

The comedian and actress recently appeared on “The Jennifer Hudson Show” and blamed the incident on the alcohol.

Well, y’all saw Sheryl was gearing up, she wasn’t gonna let me say it, you know what I mean?…

She wasn’t gonna let me say it, and…

First of all, I was drunk. That’s one thing. 

Free drinks, and uh… 

And I had been texting with my mom the whole time so I was like I’m gonna talk to my mom, but not to be disrespectful to Miss Sheryl Lee Ralph.

Just had a little dink, dink, dink, dink!… You know.

In the video footage, Quinta Brunson, the creator of the show, stepped aside to allow her cast to speak briefly after winning the award for Best Musical/Comedy Television Series.

Sheryl Lee Ralph said, “We thank you all so much. May all our lives prove that God is good.”

Before Sheryl got to the word “good” Janelle James jumped onto the mic and said, “I love you, Mom!”

Watch the clip below.

Ironically it was the “Ava Coleman” thing to do.

Watch the clip of the Janelle James interview on “The Jennifer Hudson Show” below:

ABC’s hit series “Abbott Elementary” has garnered three Emmys in 2022 and three Golden Globes in 2023, taking home more awards than any other series at this year’s ceremony.

The show is only in its second season.

Congratulations to Quinta Brunson and Tyler James Williams on their Golden Globe wins, as well as Janelle James and Sheryl Lee Ralph on their nominations.

Keep up the great work.

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