Jean Smart took him the trophy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy for her performance in Hacks in the annual ceremony of the 2021 Emmys. In her speech, she paid tribute to her late husband, Richard Gilliland, and thanked her unselfish kids.

While accepting her fourth Emmy award, Jean acknowledged and paid tribute to her husband who died tragically following a brief illness. 

“I would not be here without him, and without his kind of putting his career on the back burner so I could take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities that I have had.” Says the actress. 

Jean also thanked her “incredible” and “unselfish” children, Connor and Forrest. They are both creative individuals who have put up with Mommy commuting from Philadelphia and back, according to the Frasier alum. She also told the reporters that she believed Richard would have been very happy for her now. She was also moved to receive a huge applause and love from the audience, since she did not expect it. 

I congratulate Jean White on her achievement and wish the best for her. 

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