Sterling K. Brown is fully aware his speech was cut short at the Emmys earlier this month — and he’s always fully aware that fellow winner Nicole Kidman’s speech ran considerably longer.
“Look, man, not everybody can be pretty Australian white women who have won Oscars in the past,” the actor told Stephen Colbert on Monday’s “The Late Show,” prompting moans from the studio audience. “Not that I’m blaming her. It’s not her fault.”
At the 2017 Emmys, the “This Is Us” star accepted the award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.
Not only was he played off before finishing his remarks, but his microphone was cut. But the same did not happen to Nicole Kidman when she gave her speech for Lead Actress in a Limited Series for HBO’s “Big Little Lies.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, Brown spoke for 1 minute 57 seconds, while Kidman gave thanks for 2 minutes 46 seconds.
But Brown said he has no hard feelings about being cut short at the podium, given that he was able to finish his speech backstage.
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