Caroline Framke Chief TV CriticThe moment Sheryl Lee Ralph found out that her standout role on “Abbott Elementary” had landed her an Emmy nom was immediately immortalized for all the internet to see.
On vacation with her family in Jamaica, Ralph gasped into her phone as her son filmed her shock and awe unfolding in real time.
The second she confirmed the nomination, they both burst into joyful yelps, thrilled beyond the parameters of coherence. The video went viral almost as soon as her son posted it on Twitter as Ralph’s fans rushed to celebrate alongside her.
After decades of turning in worthy performances, Ralph has finally — incredibly — just received her first Emmy nomination.“It’s just the best feeling,” Ralph says now. “Recognition for what you do is always a wonderful thing, [whether] from your peers, from your friends, from your family or from people you didn’t even know knew and loved you.” Ralph isn’t the only veteran performer receiving her first nomination from the Television Academy this year.Read more on variety.com