Anika Noni Rose holds Cicely Tyson down during moment of nerves at Emmys
During the 69th Annual Emmy Awards, the legendary Cicely Tyson appeared alongside Anika Noni Rose to present the award for Outstanding Limited Series.
Tyson received a standing ovation from the audience, and in that moment, she became a bit overwhelmed with nerves.
After the 92-year-old actress recalled her own performance several decades ago in the Roots miniseries, she took a sudden, long pause.
That’s when Rose stepped in to support her fellow actress, leaning over to encourage Tyson to keep going in a show of beautiful solidarity.
Check out the touching moment from the Emmys below.
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