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Christina Applegate Presents the First Emmy

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Christina Applegate made a uncommon public look to current the primary Emmy, for supporting actress in a comedy collection. Glamorous in a plunging robe and visibly overcome by the lengthy standing ovation she obtained, she nonetheless made self-deprecating jokes about Ozempic and incapacity. “You’re completely shaming me with incapacity by standing up,” she informed the group. “It’s positive.”

Applegate was nominated for greatest actress in a comedy for “Useless to Me.” (Quinta Brunson gained, “Abbott Elementary.”) The Netflix collection was a modern, savage container for Applegate’s presents, each her forceful PTA Mother prettiness and the darker currents of anger and ambition that swirled simply beneath, giving her comedy a whetted edge. She performed Jen to Linda Cardellini’s Judy. Jen was a lady unmoored by the loss of life of her husband who discovered port in a ride-or-die friendship and an escalating collection of crimes.

Applegate hasn’t introduced any new tasks since receiving a analysis of a number of sclerosis in 2021. (“It’s not like I got here on the opposite facet of it, like, ‘Woohoo, I’m completely positive,’” she informed The Occasions in 2022, talking of that analysis. “Acceptance? No. I’m by no means going to just accept this. I’m pissed.”)

Applegate is the uncommon actress to have translated teen stardom (she was Kelly Bundy, lengthy of leg and scant of prefrontal cortex, on “Married With Kids”) into a strong grownup profession that features the sitcoms “Samantha Who” and “Up All Night time,” in addition to the “Anchorman” and “Dangerous Mothers” movie franchises.