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Abbott Elementary’ wins big at 2023 SAG Awards

by The Grio

The reign of “Abbott Elementary” continues. Just 24 hours after all but sweeping the comedic TV categories at the NAACP Image Awards, the cast of the popular ABC sitcom took home one of the top TV prizes of the night at the 29th Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Eugene Levy presented the award to the cast of the series during the ceremony, which aired Sunday on Netflix’s YouTube channel. During her acceptance speech, star, producer and creator of the series Quinta Brunson shared that being apart of the ensemble “means the world” to her.

“When I get to be a part of this ensemble, these people bring me back down to earth,” she said while referencing her co-stars onstage, including Sheryl Lee Ralph, Janelle James, Tyler James Williams, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti and William Stanford Davis.

“They allow me to become an actress that I’m proud of,” she continued. “Sometimes acting feels like the hardest…the part of my job that I could tune out, but I don’t want to. I want to be an actor, and I want to be a good one, and to be a part of this ensemble makes me a better actor everyday.” She went on to say she is “in awe” of all of her castmates, who are “so f–king funny.”

As has become standard in recent years, the ceremony opened with the “I Am An Actor” segment, which highlighted monologues from some of the biggest stars in the room, detailing their inspiration and journeys throughout their careers. Niecy Nash-Betts recalled seeing Lola Falana on TV while growing up, inspiring her to perform for her family. “In that moment, my destiny was stamped on the canvas of my imagination: I wanted to be Black, fabulous and on TV,” she said.

Janelle James and Quinta Brunson also hilariously appeared the segment as well, executing a “bit” where…

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