Actress Alex Borstein dedicated her Emmy award Sunday night for her performance in “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to the “strength of a woman.”
During her acceptance speech for winning the Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy series, Borstein thanked her mother and grandmother and told a powerful story about how her grandmother survived the Holocaust.
“They are immigrants, they are Holocaust survivors. My grandmother turned to a guard. She was in line to be shot into a pit. She said, ‘What happens if I step out of line?’ And he [the guard] said, ‘I don’t have the heart to shoot you but somebody will,’ and she stepped out of line,” Borstein said.
“And for that, I am here and my children are here. So step out of line, ladies, step out of line!” she added.
"I dedicate this to the strength of a woman." #MrsMaisel star Alex Borstein (@AlexBorstein) dedicates her #Emmys win for best supporting actress in a comedy to the women in her life – including her grandmother who survived the Holocaust https://t.co/WmT1Fmyol4 pic.twitter.com/GQfUR41UL5— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 22, 2019
Borstein also dedicated the award to director Amy Sherman-Palladino and the other women who were part of the cast and crew.
Borstein was celebrating winning the category for the second year in a row.