Quinta Brunson made history by becoming the first Black woman in 42 years to win an Emmy award on Sunday, January 14.
The actress and writer, who won the award for 'Outstanding Lead Actress' for her performance in Abbott Elementary, became emotional while accepting the trophy.
“Thank you so much. I don’t know why I’m so emotional, I think just like the Carol Burnett of it all. Thank you so much; I love making Abbott Elementary so much,” Quinta said during her heartfelt award-acceptance speech.
She further expressed, "And I am so happy to be able to live my dream and act out comedy. I say it every time, and I just love comedy so much that I am so happy to be able to get this."
Showing love for her family, the Miracle Workers actress added, "I didn’t prepare anything because I just didn't think... Oh, God. I love my mom, my dad, my sisters, my brothers, my entire family so much. I love my husband.”
“I'm so happy. I love my cast. Oh, I love Abbott Elementary. Thank you so much,” she concluded.
According to PEOPLE, the last Black woman to win an Emmy was Isabel Sanford for her role in The Jeffersons in 1961.