Did Jimmy Kimmel Steal Quinta Brunson’s Spotlight at the Emmys?

Sunday was a big night for ABC’s Abbott Elementarytakes two home Primetime Emmy Awards, including one for Quinta Brunson that won Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. But it was the moment that caused a bit of a backlash… with Jimmy Kimmel.

Both Will Arnett and Jimmy Kimmel presented the award – sort of. Kimmel’s schtick involved him being dragged by his feet to the microphone when he was passed out from too many skinny margaritas after sulking over his eighth straight loss in the Outstanding Variety Series.

When Quinta Brunson accepted the Emmy – her first ever – she had to step around him and was forced to give her entire speech while he lay there like a drunk. Although Jimmy Kimmel’s presence was only seen in wide shots on television, he was definitely felt more prominently in the Microsoft Theater. You can watch the full clip, including the skit and acceptance speech, at the end of the article.

This sparked outrage online, with many saying Jimmy Kimmel was taking a moment from Quinta Brunson. Some tweets called Kimmel “unfunny,” “rude” and “selfish.” Brunson had his own thoughts, but didn’t quit, accuse or fight for Kimmel.

“I know Jimmy Kimmel and I don’t know, I feel like it didn’t bother me that much. I don’t know what the internet thinks.” She said she was too “wrapped up at the moment… Maybe tomorrow I’ll be mad at him.”

Brunson will actually appear on Kimmel’s Emmy-losing show later this week. Brunson said lightly, “Maybe I’ll beat him. I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.”

Quinta Brunson said she respects Jimmy Kimmel, noting that he played a big role in getting Abbott Elementary in the air.

Abbott Elementary won two Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday out of six nominations. It already has been renewed for another season.

What do you think? Did Jimmy Kimmel go a little too far and steal Quinta Brunson’s spotlight at the Primetime Emmy Awards?

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