As Niecy Nash approached the stage on Sunday night to accept her first Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, you could instantly tell she was fired up. The actress, who won the award for her performance as Glenda Cleveland in Netflix’s Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, launched straight into a powerful speech with an even more powerful dedication that included Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor.
“I’m a winner, baby!” Nash called out. “Thank you to the most high for this divine moment.”
Nash began by thanking all the expected suspects—showrunner Ryan Murphy, her co-star, Evan Peters, Netflix, and “every single person who voted for me.” Peters played serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in the series, while Nash played Cleveland—the neighboor who repeatedly tried to warn police about his crimes but went repeatedly ignored.