The singer, who was visibly emotional about winning the award, went up on stage and talked about how she always wanted someone 'fat, Black and beautiful' like her to be shown in the media.
Last Updated: 01.36 AM, Sep 13, 2022
It is an amazing day for Lizzo as her Amazon prime Video reality TV show Watch Out For The Big Girls wins Outstanding Competition Program at the 74th Emmy Awards.
The synopsis of the show goes as this: Superstar Lizzo is on the hunt for confident, badass women to join her world tour, and only the most talented dancers will have what it takes to twerk it out on world stages with her and join in the ranks of the elite BIG GRRRLS.
The singer, who is always vocal about how she was body shamed growing up and often gives it back to trolls, had to be taken to stage as she was in tears and could barely walk. Once on stage, she screamed all "her big girl" to come on stage.
In her speech, a visibly emotional Lizzo said that as a young person she always wanted to "see people" liek her in the media, adding "fat like me, Black like me and beautiful like me".
The Emmy Awards 2022 is the one of the first major award shows to happen this year to happen in a more 'normal' setting since the pandemic hit us back in 2020.
As reported by ABC News, it was a full show at the red carpet this year with the entire ceremony taking place indoors like it used to and in front of a full studio audience at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Interestingly, it is also the first major Emmys is being broadcasted live since Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards.
Host Kenan Thompson, who is also marking his debut as emcee of the Emmys, joked in his opening monologue about how Zendaya cannot date Leonardo DiCaprio as she recently turned 26, and took multiple digs at streaming giant Netflix for losing subscribers.
“This should be a night of appreciating artistry and creativity and removing the stress of it all out,” he was quoted as saying by The Associated Press.
Lionsgate Play is exclusively streaming the 74th Emmy Awards in India.