Christina Applegate obtains standing ovation at Emmy Awards
By TOI Desk Report January 16, 2024 Update on : January 16, 2024
Emmy Award-winning actress Christina Applegate got a massive standing ovation at Monday night’s Emmy Awards.
Applegate, who was the first presenter of the night, revealed in 2021 that she’d been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
She presented the first award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series, “The Bear” star Ayo Edebiri.
She largely stayed out of the spotlight until a few public appearances last year supporting the final season of “Dead to Me”. She earned an Emmy nomination for her popular Netflix comedy series.
The “Dead to Me” star was a vision in velvet at the Emmy Awards Monday night and wore a long-sleeved Christian Siriano gown in red velvet to television’s biggest night.
Applegate entered the stage with a cane and took host Anthony Anderson’s arm.
Then, the duo walked forward to the song “Love and Marriage,” and received a standing ovation from the audience.
“You are shaming me completely with disability by standing up,” Applegate told the Emmys audience making jokes.
“Thank you so much,” she told the audience as they roared with applause. At that time, the audience continued to clap with each word Applegate.
Last year, Applegate in an interview with Vanity Fair, said she may give up acting on camera due to the challenges of the disease.
According to the Mayo Clinic, while there is no known treatment for the disease, symptoms can be treated with hopes of preventing them and slowing the change of the disease.