After King was announced as the winner of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in Netflix’s Seven Seconds, the crowd inside Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater—including her fellow nominee Sarah Paulson—proceeded to give her a standing ovation.
Presenter Leslie Jones seemed especially excited about the outcome of the category and loudly cheered as King took the stage.
“Wow, I didn’t have nothing to say because I wasn’t really expecting this, but I am so grateful Television Academy. Y’all are my friends, my peers. Thank you, thank you, thank you,” King said in her acceptance speech. “This is amazing. I wanna curse right now. This is good.”
King had previously won two Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her work in ABC’s American Crime in 2016.
Watch the clip below.