Christina Applegate had the best reaction to Emmys, got standing ovation

At the landmark 75th Emmy Awards, television icons from all generations received well-deserved awards, including Christina Applegate. The actor received an emotional reaction from the star after receiving a standing ovation when she presented the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy at the January 15 ceremony.

Applegate walked onto the stage on crutches and was visibly moved by the standing ovation, wiping tears from his eyes. "Thank you so much," she said jokingly, "you're totally shaming me and my disability by standing up, and that's okay."

She continues to pay homage to her television legacy, from playing Kelly Bundy on Married With Children to Jen Harding on Dead to Me . She got more cheers with every mention, Applegate joked. "We don't need to applaud every time I do something," she quipped.

Emmy-winning producer Jesse Collins previously teased Applegate's appearance in an interview with Variety , saying her illustrious career helped achieve the show's goal of paying homage to history. Applegate starred on "Days of our Lives" as an infant with her mother, Nancy Priddy, and eventually as a teenager on "Married...with Children" "Married...With Children" (Married...With Children).

"Christina Applegate, she's been in show business since she was one year old," he said. "We thought having [her] fit in with our theme."

Christina Applegate and host Anthony Anderson speak onstage during the 75th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on January 15, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Is Applegate quitting acting?

Applegate has played more than 75 roles in her acting career and is now an Emmy Award winner. In 2003, she won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Rachel's sister Amy on Friends. This year, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for the final season of "Dead to Me ," her third nomination for her performance as Jen Harding.

However, this may also be her last Emmy nomination. In a February interview with the Los Angeles Times , Applegate hinted that she would retire from acting after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the spring of 2021. "Right now, I can't imagine waking up at 5 a.m. and spending 12 to 14 hours on set," she said. "I don't have such ability yet."

2019, Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini and Dead to Me creator Liz Feldman . Amy Sussman/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

She also said that the 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards will mark "probably my last awards show as an actor," adding that "it's a big deal." However, Applegate clarified that even if it's just for her With daughter Sadie, 12, she also might not be leaving entertainment altogether. She said she thought she might be producing and developing projects, as well as "doing something" doing a lot of voiceovers to make some money to make sure my daughter was fed and we got home. "