Sheryl Lee Ralph Accepts Emmy With Rousing A Cappella Performance (VIDEO)
Ralph won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work as Barbara Howard in Abbott Elementary. And she delivered quite the moving speech — and no, we’re not just talking about her showing off her vocals with “Endangered Species” by Dianne Reeves.
“To anyone who has ever, ever had a dream and thought your dream wasn’t, wouldn’t, couldn’t come true, I am here to tell you that this is what believing looks like,” she said. “This is what striving looks like. And don’t you ever, ever give up on you because if you get a Quinta Brunson in your corner, if you get a husband like mine in you corner, if you get children like mine in your corner and if you’ve got friends like everybody who voted for me, cheered for me, loved me — thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Ralph was up against Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Hannah Einbinder (Hacks), Janelle James (Abbott Elementary), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Sarah Niles (Ted Lasso), Juno Temple (Ted Lasso), and Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso).
The network originally wanted @thesherylralph to play Sandra on 227, but I got the part and won an Emmy for it.
Now, Sheryl joins me as the 2nd black woman in this category and deservedly so! 🎉 I’m so exited for her #Emmys win!
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) September 13, 2022