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Quinta Brunson crashes Jimmy Kimmel's monologue to reclaim time after his controversial Emmy bit

74th Primetime Emmys - Arrivals
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Abbott Elementary creator and star Quinta Brunson got a second chance to give her Emmy Award acceptance speech when she interrupted Jimmy Kimmel's monologue, reclaiming time she lost during the ceremony because of a joke Kimmel made.

During her Wednesday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the actress, writer, producer and director interrupted the host's monologue to complete her Emmy's acceptance speech. Kimmel was accused of distracting from Brunson's first Emmy win on Monday when he laid on the floor next to her for the duration of her speech.

"So you know how when you win an Emmy, you only have 45 seconds to do an acceptance speech, which is like not that much time," Brunson asked Kimmel on his show Wednesday night. "And then…you get less time because someone does a dumb comedy bit that goes on a bit too long?"

"You know I have heard of that happening in previous years," Kimmel responded.

"Well I was wondering, or more demanding, if I could have a couple of extra minutes to thank, you know, a couple of extra people that I didn't get to on Monday night," the actor said.

Kimmel stepped aside, and Brunson thanked several people, fans of "Abbott Elementary," the show's writers, and the internet "for raising" her.

Kimmel faced criticism, including from Brunson's co-star Sheryl Lee Ralph, for laying flat on the ground, supposedly "passed out" from too many skinny margaritas, instead of leaving the stage after Will Arnett announced her win.