Sheryl Lee Ralph Receives Post-Emmys Flowers From Beyoncé
In an adorable new TikTok shared by Sheryl Lee Ralph's son, Etienne Maurice, the Emmy winner receives congratulatory flowers from none other than Beyoncé. "Saved the best for last," Maurice wrote in the caption alongside the Sept. 17 video.
His caption references the many other bouquets Ralph has received since taking home her first Emmy. She won the honor for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role on Quinta Brunson's acclaimed "Abbott Elementary." As only the second Black woman to win an Emmy in the category title, after Jackée Harry in 1987, her win was historic.
Her powerful acceptance speech also helped drive home her win's significance. After taking to the stage to receive the award, Ralph began by singing "Endangered Species" by Dianne Reeves, which contains the lyrics "I am an endangered species. But I sing no victim's song. I am a woman, I am an artist. And I know where my voice belongs." She expressed, "To anyone who has ever, ever had a dream and thought that your dream wasn't, wouldn't, couldn't come true, I am here to tell you that this is what believing looks like. This is what striving looks like."
Since her win, Ralph has also received flowers and recognition from several stars and major figures. On Sept. 15, she shared that she'd received a bouquet from Oprah Winfrey. The arrangement was so huge, she told The Hollywood Reporter, that "they had to open the double doors and get a trolley." She also received a phone call from Vice President Kamala Harris, per the outlet. "She called and I had to say, 'We did it Kamala. We did it,'" Ralph said. "It was great. It's been wonderful. The governor called [from] Pennsylvania, the mayor called [from] Philadelphia. Everybody's happy. Jamaica's over the moon. It's been amazing."
Her son has been sharing videos of the flowers his mother has been receiving, posting about gifts she received from Kid Cudi and Winfrey. Check out all the celebratory TikToks ahead.