Quinta Brunson, creator of Abbott Elementary, celebrated her historic back-to-back Emmy Award wins with a grand gesture from none other than industry legend Oprah Winfrey.
Brunson, who secured the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series award, took to Instagram to share the lavish bouquet gifted by Winfrey on the memorable night.
The massive display, teeming with pink and white roses, was delivered to the set of Abbott Elementary, nearly engulfing Brunson's entire frame in a photo she uploaded to social media. In a carousel post, a closer look revealed the top half of the comedic actress's face barely visible behind the arrangement.
In her caption, Brunson humorously expressed gratitude to Oprah, stating, “Thank you @Oprah for this small bouquet!”
Acknowledging the support and well-wishes from fans and friends, Brunson expressed gratitude, writing in the comments, "Thank you to everyone who sent me kind wishes and congratulations." Re
Brunson's Emmy win marked a historic moment, as she became the first Black woman to win in the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category in decades. Isabel Sanford was the last to achieve this feat in 1981. This win marked Brunson's second consecutive year as a nominee in the same category.
During her heartfelt acceptance speech, an emotional Brunson acknowledged the significance of her achievement.
“I don’t even know why I’m so emotional. I think, like, the Carol Burnett of it all.” Expressing her love for comedy, she thanked her family, cast, and everyone involved in Abbott Elementary, expressing joy at living her dream.
As a multi-hyphenate talent, Brunson received additional nominations, including outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for hosting Saturday Night Live. Abbott Elementary was also nominated for outstanding comedy series, with several of her co-stars receiving nominations for their performances on the show.