As he did during his Golden Globe acceptance speech in January, Jeffrey Tambor dedicated his Emmys acceptance for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series to the transgender community.
“Not to repeat myself, but to specifically repeat myself, I’d like to dedicate my performance and this award to the transgender community,” he said. “Thank you for your patience, thank you for your courage, thank you for your story, thank you for your inspiration, thank you for letting us be part of this change.”
Back in January, the actor recited the same speech during his Golden Globe win for Best Performance in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for his role on Amazon’s “Transparent.”
Tambor’s portrayal of a transgender woman in the show gave him the edge over other nominees in the same category, which included Anthony Anderson (“Blackish”), Louis C.K. (“Louie”), Don Cheadle (“House of Lies”), Matt LeBlanc (“Episodes”) and William H. Macy (“Shameless”).
At the Golden Globes, Tambor was up against Cheadle, Macy and Louis C.K. as well.