Lizzo always rocks a music awards show, but this year she also totally stole TV’s biggest night. The superstar singer won her first-ever Emmy Award at the 2022 ceremony and used her moment on stage to speak emotionally about the importance of representation on television. Grab a handkerchief, because Lizzo’s 2022 Emmys speech dedicated to all of her “big girls” is guaranteed to bring any viewers to tears. Hell, it even made Lizzo cry herself!
Lizzo’s 2022 reality series Watch out for the big Grrrls reimagined what a competitive reality show could be, creating an incredible uplifting and positive environment in a genre that’s generally known for its brutal backstabbing and cutting-throat strategies. And he was recognized for that heat at the 2022 Emmys. Even before the big night, the Prime Video series landed two Creative Arts Emmys for directing and editing, and then Lizzo took home the grand prize at the Primetime Emmys: Outstanding Competition Program.
In her acceptance speech, Lizzo gushed about what it meant to see someone like her on TV: “When I was little, all I wanted to see was me in the media. “, she said. “Someone big like me. Black like me. Beautiful like me. If I could go back and say something to little Lizzo I’d say, ‘You’re gonna see that person, but bitch, it’s gonna have to be you.’