Bronson, as she did backstage after her win, told Kimmel that what she remembers most about the moment was her joy — not any bad feelings about him lying on the floor during her acceptance speech for outstanding writing on a comedy series.
“Well, Jimmy, let me just say, thank you. It’s very kind of you to say that,” she said. “I, honestly, was in such a moment to have a good time. Like, I won my first Emmy. I was there happy and done for the moment and having fun.”
Kimmel introduced the Brunson class with Will Arnett, who dragged Kimmel onto stage and joked that Kimmel “got into skinny margaritas” at the stage bar after losing in an earlier class.
After the star and creator of “Abbott Elementary” was declared the winner of writing the pilot for the popular sitcom, Kimmel remained on the ground at the base of the microphone stand. He stayed there throughout Bronson’s acceptance speech and into the commercial break, nearly two minutes in total.
Kimmel stayed off camera for the duration of Bronson’s speech, which lasted about one minute.
“I’ve heard of this happening in previous years,” Kimmel replied before giving her the floor.
On Monday night, after the Internet began to lash out at Kimmel, Bronson was kind to Kimmel backstage in interviews with the press after the win, telling reporters that the part “didn’t bother me too much,” adding that Kimmel had been an early supporter of her and “Abbott.” Primary”.
“Tomorrow I’ll probably be mad at him. I’ll be on his show on Wednesday, so I might punch him in the face,” she joked.
Of course, this was not an educational moment.
Abbott Elementary returns for a new season on September 21 on ABC.
CNN’s Scotty Andrew contributed to this report.
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