Ayo Edebiri Won Her First Emmy Award, And The Initial Reactions Were So Damn Pure

The world is cheering for Ayo Edebiri and rightfully so!

Closeup of Ayo Edebiri on the red carpet
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Earlier tonight, Ayo became a first-time Emmy winner, taking home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on The Bear.

Ayo Edebiri holding her Emmy onstage
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Other nominees included Sheryl Lee Ralph for Abbott Elementary, Juno Temple for Ted Lasso, Alex Borstein for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Jessica Williams for Shrinking, Janelle James for Abbott Elementary, and Hannah Waddingham for Ted Lasso.

Closeup of Ayo Edebiri smiling
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Ayo — who stars as Sydney Adamu on the show — delivered a sweet acceptance speech thanking the cast for turning into her second family.

Ayo making her way through the crowd to accept her Emmy award
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She also showed gratitude to her parents for "loving me and letting me feel beautiful and Black and proud of all that. Probably not a dream to immigrate to this country and have your child be like, 'I want to do improv,' but you're real ones."

Ayo Edebiri holding her Emmy award
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The audience erupted in applause when her name was called, but it's the pure reactions from her peers that really sealed the overall excitement for me.

Ayo onstage with her Emmy
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Just check out Jessica, who broke out into literal tears for Ayo:

Closeup of Jessica Williams with her head back and in tears

Or Hannah who couldn't help but smile from ear-to-ear as she cheered Ayo on:

Hannah Waddingham

And the love she received online was just as loud. Here's what fans on X, formerly known as Twitter, had to say about her historic win:


Twitter: @cinedruig


Twitter: @ungodlywests


Twitter: @keyon


Sony Pictures / Twitter: @carolinerenard_


Twitter: @TheBaddestMitch


Searchlight Pictures / Twitter: @anniexlyons


Peacock / Twitter: @MlLESKAMALA


Frank Ockenfels/FX / ABC / Twitter: @itsafronomics


Bravo / Twitter: @kristianarnell


NBC / Twitter: @xoraveen


Fox / Twitter: @MrErnestOwens


Hulu / Twitter: @cinetakes


HBO / Twitter: @frankoc3ans

Ayo is only the third Black woman to win in this category, alongside Sheryl Lee Ralph and Jackée Harry.

Closeup of Ayo Edebiri holding her Emmy
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Check out all of our Emmy Awards coverage here.