Quinta Brunson made history on Monday night as the first Black woman in 42 years to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for her role as “Janine Teagues” in the hit comedy series, “Abbott Elementary.”
7-time Emmy nominee Isabel Sanford, who starred in the classic Norman Lear sitcom, “The Jeffersons,” first won the award in 1981.
The photo below is of Isabel and her son on the night she won her Emmy.
Quinta Brunson was completely overwhelmed with emotion after winning the award that was presented to her by Carol Burnett.
Watch her acceptance speech below.
Congratulations to Quinta Brunson on an honor well deserved.
Speaking of “Abbott Elementary”…the third season of the award-winning series will premiere on February 7 with an hour-long episode.
Golden Globe winner Tyler James Williams gave the scoop saying, “The first episode back is an hour long. Because we need to catch you up on what’s happening. And there’s a lot – it needs to be an hour.”
I’m ready for class to be back in session at “Abbott Elementary!”
How about you?
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