In her thoughts. Jean Smart delivered an emotional speech reflecting on her late husband, Richard Gilliland, and his impact on her career as she accepted the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at the 2021 Emmys.
Smart, 70, who was nominated for her role in Hacks, hugged fellow nominee Kaley Cuoco before making her way to the stage.
“I have to acknowledge my late husband who passed away six months yesterday. 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,” the Fargo alum said on Sunday, September 19.