Sheryl Lee Ralph on Winning Emmys

The Jamaican-born actress nabbed the Best Supporting Actress award in a Comedy Series for her role in the ABC hit “Abbott Elementary.”

Ralph accepted her Emmy by breaking out into song. She sang Dianne Reeves’ “Endangered Species.”

“I am an endangered species. I am a woman. I am an artist. And I know where my voice belongs,” she sang.

"Cheryl is just as kind and generous and kind as she is and I think people have known for a very long time that I lost the nomination, when I heard my name was announced for the award, I lost it."

"They said many more names but they sang mine out loud and i froze i don't even remember how i got on stage i just and always only and always speak from my heart only and always tell the truth like me."

"With all due respect to everyone, I just really wanted to encourage people: don't give up. I know these are tough times. I know they are tough times. Don't give up. This is the time we have to dig this up."

"When we need to find the best in our humanity, the best in ourselves, because the world needs it."

She Lost The Tony to Jennifer Holiday She Lost The Role on The Cosby Show to P. Rashad She Lost The Role on 227 to Jackee She Lost The Role on Color Purple of Shug Avery! But She became the 2nd African American to win a Emmy for a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series!

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