If there were an award show for acceptance speeches, Sheryl Lee Ralph would win the highest honor of the show.
After winning her first-ever Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, the Abbott Elementary star blew the roof off the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles with her inspiring and unforgettable acceptance speech that began with her singing Dianne Reeves' hit song "Endangered Species."
"I am an endangered species, but I sing all victims song. I am a woman. I am an artist, and I know where my voice belongs," Ralph belted as the Emmy audience gave her a standing ovation.
The Hollywood vet went on to deliver her speech, in which she thanked Abbott Elementary creator Quinta Brunson, her husband, Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes, her children, and more.
"To anyone who has ever, ever had a dream and thought your dream wasn't, wouldn't, couldn't come true," Ralph began. "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 because if you get a Quinta Brunson in your corner, if you get a husband like mine in your 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!"
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