Sheryl Lee Ralph‘s hard work in the entertainment industry finally seemed to have paid off.
The 65-year-old was nominated for her first Emmy Award for her supporting role on ABC’s Abbott Elementary. According to Variety, “Abbott Elementary,” which premiered last December, also received seven nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series.
Following the July 12 announcement, Ralph’s son Etienne Maurice took to Instagram to share his mother’s reaction after discovering she had snagged two Emmy nominations.
In the clip, Ralph, on the phone with an unknown person, says, “Oh my god.” When Maurice tries to get details of what happened, a clearly emotional Ralph yells, “No, no, no!”
As the clip continues, Maurice asks, “You were nominated? You’re nominated?” As Ralph confirms the news, Maurice can be heard cheering in the background as he repeatedly shouts “Mom!” Throughout the video, Ralph can be seen partying and shining through what appears to be her bathroom in her home in Jamaica.
The video ends with Ralph tearfully expressing how speechless she is. As she hugs Maurice, she says, “I don’t know what to say. Oh dear God.” In addition to uploading, Maurice revealed how proud he is of Ralph for receiving an Emmy nomination after working in show business for over 50 years.
He wrote in the caption, “After 50+ years in this thing we call show business, my mom became an Emmy-nominated actress today. I’m so proud of you @thesherylleeralph. I’m so glad I could be in Jamaica with you for this moment.”
As the video made the rounds on social media blogs, fans expressed how happy they were for Ralph.
“She deserves it! The original dream girl.”
“My God!!! I scream and cry with you!!!!! Happy Birthday DIVA!!!!”
“Well deserved!!! You’d better keep showing respect to her name!!”
“That brought me to tears. I’m so happy for her.”
“That gave me so much joy. Well deserved always a winner in my eyes. Congratulations and all the love to you.”
Immediately after Maurice’s post, Ralph thanked her fans and her “Abbott Elementary” cast, including the show’s creator Quinta Brunson, in an Instagram post.
She wrote: “Sweet baby Jesus and the adult too! Nothing before God’s time. @quintab you made this possible and i love you!!! I have the most amazing cast and crew any diva could ask for and I love every single one of you!!! To all my supporters throughout my career, thank you, thank you, thank you. We’re going to Emmy’s Baby!!!!!”
https://atlantablackstar.com/2022/07/13/this-brought-me-to-tears-sheryl-lee-ralphs-son-shares-the-actress-emotional-reaction-to-finding-out-she-was-nominated-for-her-first-emmy-after-working-in-the-industry-for-over-50-years/ Sheryl Lee Ralph’s son shares the actress’ emotional reaction to finding out she’s been nominated for her first Emmy after working in the industry for over 50 years