Rachel Brosnahan Encourages Emmy Viewers to Vote in Lead Actress Acceptance Speech

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star took home her first Emmy for the Amazon comedy

Last Updated: September 17, 2018 @ 6:23 PM

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan won her first Emmy this year and used her time on stage to advocate for voter turnout.

“One of the most important ways that we can find and use our voices is to vote,” the actress said while accepting her award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. “So if you haven’t already registered, do it on your cell phone right now. Vote, show up, and bring a friend to the polls.”

Brosnahan was just one of many actors and actresses who used the platform of the Emmys to advocate for the causes they care about on Monday night.

A number of blue ribbons representing the ACLU and TimesUp pins made appearances on the gold carpet before the show, repped by the likes of “Westworld” star Evan Rachel Wood, “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi and “Silicon Valley’s” Kumail Nanjiani.

Brosnahan’s win came early in the show, following a string of wins for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino took home both the comedy writing and directing awards, and Brosnahan’s co-star Alex Bornstein beat out last year’s winner Kate McKinnon in the supporting actress category.