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Emmys Join the Resistance to Get Out the Vote

'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' actress Rachel Brosnahan urged Hollywood elites to influence the upcoming midterms

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“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” actress Rachel Brosnahan used her time on the Emmy Awards stage Monday night to make some decidedly political statements.

After winning Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, for the Amazon show about a ’50s housewife who takes to stand-up comedy, Brosnahan said she was proud to be starring in a series about a woman who is outspoken.

“And one of the things I love the most about this show … is that it’s about a woman who is finding her voice anew, and it’s something that’s happening all over the country right now,” she said.

The actress then added, “One of the most important ways that we can find and use our voices is to vote — so if you haven’t already registered, do it on your cellphone, right now.”

“Vote, show up, and bring a friend to the polls.”

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It’s not hard to guess what kind of voters Brosnahan wants heading to the polls, considering how she began her speech.

Like many others who took the stage on Monday evening, she wants extreme leftists heading to the polls to disrupt the agenda of the current president.

The Emmy Awards veered political long before Brosnahan took the stage.

Co-hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che, who co-anchor “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live,” opened the show with jokes that took aim at both President Donald Trump and conservative actress Roseanne Barr.

“I don’t know if you know this. The first Emmys were held back in 1949. Things were very different back then — gas was 17 cents a gallon, a new home cost $7,000, and we all agreed that Nazis were bad,” Jost said, critiquing the president without naming him.

Che joked about Roseanne: “I heard Roseanne is actually moving to Israel. I mean, damn. How messed up is your life when you have to go to the Middle East just to get peace of mind?”

“And one of the things I love the most about this show … is that it’s about a woman who is finding her voice anew, and it’s something that’s happening all over the country right now.”

Roseanne Barr had her show canceled earlier this year, after she sent out a tweet that some people deemed to be racist.

She signed away all her creative and financial rights to the show — and it will be returning this fall without her involvement at all.

Watch Brosnahan’s Emmy Awards acceptance speech in the video just below:

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