Emmy Awards 2022: Selma Blair gets emotional after receiving standing ovation from colleagues

Selma Blair
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The Emmy Awards 2022 proved to be a memorable night for everyone present there. It was on last Tuesday that the entire Hollywood fraternity came together at the Microsoft Theatres situated in Los Angeles to honor what we can call the best of television. American actress Selma Blair was seen getting emotional while presenting the last award for the night as she received a standing ovation while going up the stage with a walking stick in one hand and an award envelope in the other.

Why the applause?

For those of you who are wondering why Blair got a standing ovation at the Emmys, we have the story revealed for you. The reason behind Hollywood’s warm gesture towards the actress is because of her battle with multiple sclerosis and her vigor to remain strong despite the condition. Talking about Selma Blair, she revealed back in 2018 that she was struggling with multiple sclerosis that impacts the spinal cord, brain, and optic nerves of an individual. The actress has been a constant fighter since her announcement and has also done a lot to raise awareness about the rare disease.

Selma Blair’s reaction

Selma Blair not only got emotional but also teary-eyed as she received the grand honor from her colleagues after having surprised everyone with her presence at the award show. She smiled softly upon receiving the applause, took the mic, and said, “I am so, so honored. Thank you.”

The actress, who has been an inevitable part of Hollywood, went on to announce the last award category of the night, which was the Outstanding Drama Series. For the unversed, the award was received by Succession, which took a well-deserved win home. Recently, on September 10, 2022, Blair also announced that she is all set to participate in the 31st season of the much-loved reality show Dancing With the Stars along with her partner Sasha Farber.

Selma’s message


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Selma Blair took to Instagram to express her gratitude and wrote, “When I was invited to present Outstanding Drama Series at the 74th Annual Emmy awards, my spirits rose exponentially. I would be a part of this important Hollywood event, presenting the final award of the night. I never imagined I would walk across that stage and be given the truest gift for me. Love. Applause. Standing along with me. I have never been on this stage before. I haven’t had awards like this in my career, but my God, to be recognized by these brilliant talents. And loves. And icons. The ones who give us their life for this art. What admiration I have. I am basking in this moment. I thank you for having me. For embracing me. Humbled with gratitude. Congratulations to all of the nominees and the winners alike. You made the shows that got us through. I love you. “