Golden Globes 2023: ABC's 'Abbott Elementary' bags award for Best Comedy Series

Golden Globes 2023: ABC's 'Abbott Elementary' bags award for Best Comedy Series
Tyler James Williams, Chris Perfetti, Janelle James, Quinta Brunson, Lisa Ann Walter, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and William Stanford Davis, winners of Best Musical/Comedy Series for 'Abbott Elementary' (Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA: The mockumentary sitcom TV series, 'Abbott Elementary', created by Quinta Brunson for ABC, won the 2023 Golden Globe for best comedy series, marking the first win for a network series in that category in nine years. The midseason entry series in the 2021- 22 television season, was met with so much love from critics and audiences, which led to the show's first season being nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards, winning three.

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The last network series to capture Golden Globes’ top comedy prize was 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' which later shifted to Fox. 'Abbott Elementary' also received the awards for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy for Brunson and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Tyler James Williams. The series is in full swing with its second season, before which Brunson revealed that fans would see a new side of their favorite onscreen characters as the show ventures beyond the elementary school and into their homes. 

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Creator, writer, executive producer and star Brunson took to the stage to celebrate the show's big win with co-stars Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti, Janelle James and Tyler James Williams. 

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"I created this show because I love comedy," Brunson said in her acceptance speech. She continued, "There are so many people in the room tonight who are the reason why I'm here today. Not to be corny, but Henry Winkler, you're one of the reasons I'm here today. Bob Odenkirk, I know you're in your drama bag now, but Mr. Show made me want to make television. Do you know what I mean? Seth [Rogen], I know you're probably high, but from the heart, everything you've ever made made me want to make comedy."

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"Comedy is so important to me. Comedy brings people together. Comedy gives us all the same laughs," she continued. "... We make this show because we love comedy, and we love TV. This is my cast, and I love them. I don't know where I'd be without them. We get to make this show for everyone. During a very tough time in this country, I'm happy that Abbott Elementary is able to make so many people laugh. We want to thank Warner Bros. We want to thank. We want to thank the writers of Abbott Elementary. I know you're home watching. I love the writers. Thank you so much for helping me make this show," she concluded.

'Abbott Elementary' prevailed over fellow nominees 'The Bear', 'Hacks', 'Only Murders in the Building', and lastly, Netflix's 'Wednesday'.

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