The Emmys started with an emotional and celebratory begin when Christina Applegate obtained a standing ovation.
Following host Anthony Anderson’s opening monologue, he introduced Christina because the presenter for the primary award of the night time, Supporting Actress in a Comedy Collection. He famous the celeb, who was nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Collection for Useless to Me, had been appearing since she was 1.
After Anthony went over to stroll Christina to the mic, the viewers rose to their ft.
The explanation for the standing ovation, whereas in a roundabout way acknowledged, could also be in recognition of Christina residing with a number of sclerosis after being diagnosed in 2021.
“Thanks a lot. Oh my god, you are completely shaming me [and my] incapacity by standing up,” a tearful Christina stated earlier than presenting the award. “It is superb. OK. Physique not by Ozempic. OK let’s go.”
Christina then ran by her most well-known TV roles, mentioning Married… with Kids (“We do not have to applaud each time I do one thing”); Samantha Who?; and Useless to Me, earlier than noting her debut position.
“I am gonna cry greater than I have been crying,” she stated, noting she received her “breakout position” as a child on Days of Our Lives. She later added, “It has been an honor to play humorous, flawed, [and] complicated characters like the ladies nominated for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Collection.”
Christina introduced Ayo Edebiri because the winner for her work on The Bear, and the 2 hugged on stage.
Christina has beforehand opened up about her prognosis and the influence it had on her work, particularly Season 3 of Useless to Me. In November of 2022, she mentioned with the New York Times the present shutting down for 5 months following her preliminary prognosis. “There was the sense of, ‘Properly, let’s get her some drugs so she will be able to get higher,’” she stated. “And there’s no higher. Nevertheless it was good for me. I wanted to course of my lack of my life, my lack of that a part of me. So I wanted that point.”