Alex Borstein used her Emmys acceptance speech to pay tribute to her mother and grandmother.
The actress took home the supporting comedy actress Emmy for the second year in a row for her role in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and this year she made a powerful speech in honour of her mother and grandmother who are Holocaust survivors.
“They are immigrants, they are Holocaust survivors,” she said. “My grandmother was in line to be shot into a pit. She said, ‘What happens if I step out of line?’ He said, ‘I don’t have the heart to shoot you, but somebody will,’ and she stepped out of line. For that, I am here and my children are here. So, step out of line ladies. Step out of line!”
Borstein also thanked a number of other women in her life, including “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino as well as the cast and crew of the series.
The Emmy-winner was up against Anna Chlumsky, Betty Gilpin, Sarah Goldberg, Kate McKinnon, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman and Marin Hinkle. She was also nominated for her voiceover work in “Family Guy”.