Sheryl Lee Ralph won her first Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Abbott Elementary.
Met with much applause and cheers, Ralph accepted her award by singing a song first,
and then she went on to give a touching speech about dreams still coming true. “Anyone who has ever, ever had a dream and thought your dream…couldn’t come true. I am here to tell you that this is what believing looks like,” the actress said.
She continued, “This is what striving looks like. And don’t you ever, ever give up on you.” You watch Sheryl Lee Ralph’s entire speech below.
#Emmy winner Sheryl Lee Ralph: "Anyone who has ever, ever had a dream and thought your dream…couldn't come true. I am here to tell you that this is what believing looks like. This is what striving looks like. And don't you ever, ever give up on you." https://t.co/h3GrtHDUA6 pic.twitter.com/qPpGSFfGw5
— Variety (@Variety) September 13, 2022
On the show Abbott Elementary, Ralph plays the role of Mrs. Howard, a teacher at the fictional Philadelphia school. Many fans expressed their happiness for the veteran actress on their social media accounts. See what they had to say below.
quinta said her goal was to get sheryl lee ralph an emmy & she did just that.
black women. >
— cuff it, baby 🪐 (@_kelliieee) September 13, 2022
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 13, 2022
"Thank God I didn't give up on me." – Sheryl Lee Ralph
— Aaricka Washington (@aarickawash) September 13, 2022
Give Sheryl Lee Ralph a Tony for her Emmy acceptance speech, please and thank you.
— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) September 13, 2022
— Nora Dominick (@noradominick) September 13, 2022
Congratulations to Mrs. Ralph.