Ayo Edebiri has quickly become one of Hollywood’s biggest rising stars. The actress took home two major awards this week – a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film. Her witty acceptance speeches, glamorous red carpet looks, and overall graciousness have charmed fans and industry insiders alike.
Edebiri’s Moving Emmy Acceptance Speech
On Monday night at the 2024 Emmy Awards, Edebiri won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sydney Adamu in the hit FX series The Bear.
In her acceptance speech, a visibly emotional Edebiri thanked the Television Academy, her parents who immigrated from Nigeria, and the cast and creators of The Bear. She also gave a special shoutout to fellow nominee and comedy legend Sheryl Lee Ralph, who had Minutes earlier won in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series category.
“When I was a little girl, all I wanted was to see myself represented on screen. Someone fat and happy and black and alive. Sheryl Lee Ralph did that for me,” Edebiri said.
She closed by speaking about the importance of creating entertainment that reflects people from all walks of life:
“To anyone who feels on the fringe, keep fighting. Keep trying. Don’t stop because the world needs your perspective. Thank you so much!”
Edebiri’s heartfelt and inspiring words earned her a standing ovation from the audience. Her win also made history – she is the first black woman to take home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series since Jackée Harry in 1987 for 227.
Stunning Style on the Red Carpet
Before taking the Emmys stage, Edebiri first slayed the red carpet. She looked radiant in a custom leather and lace Louis Vuitton gown. With her curvy figure on display and her natural hair styled in flowing waves, Edebiri exuded both glamour and confidence.
Her Risk-taking style earned her a spot on numerous Best Dressed lists for the evening. Refinery29 praised her “bombshell” look while Glamour called her “absolute perfection.”
Edebiri finished her ensemble with Louis Vuitton heels and jewelry. In several photos, she posed alongside her Big Mouth co-star John Mulaney.
Golden Globe Win and Hilarious Purse Moment
Just two days after her Emmy victory, Edebiri picked up another trophy – Best Supporting Actress in a Musical-Comedy or Drama Series at the 2024 Golden Globes. She won for the same role in The Bear.
In her funny and charming speech, she poked fun at her own stunned reaction while also encouraging creators to keep developing complex roles for women:
“I prepared nothing because I truly didn’t think this was happening. To all the showrunners and production companies, take note and give women interesting characters that go beyond nagging wives and sidekicks.”
Perhaps the most viral moment of Edebiri’s Globes appearance happened on the red carpet when she asked NBC host Carson Daly to hold her purse during their interview. Video shows Daly gracefully accepting the small beaded bag.
Online, fans found Edebiri’s bold purse move relatable and hilarious. It also may have echoed Oprah’s famous arm-held hug moment with Sally Field at the 2006 Legends Ball.
What’s Next for the Rising Star?
At just 29 years old, it’s clear Edebiri is on the path to superstardom in Hollywood. In addition to her Emmy and Golden Globe wins, she has received critical acclaim for voice roles on Big Mouth and Human Resources as well as the 2023 film Bottoms.
While her next projects are not yet confirmed, Edebiri hinted that more seasons of The Bear are likely following the show’s two big wins this month for Outstanding Comedy Series. Rumors also swirl of a guest role on Donald Glover’s hit show Atlanta and potentially even a lead part in an upcoming Netflix rom-com film.
No matter what she does next, this talented multi-hyphenate entertainer has clearly resonated with audiences who are drawn to her humor, authenticity, and ability to flawlessly pull off high-fashion glamour. We can’t wait to see what Edebiri does next on her path to Hollywood stardom.
Summary of Edebiri’s 2024 Awards Season Wins
|Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
|Best Supporting Actress in Series, Miniseries or Television Film
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