“Stop rushing actors!” : Internet criticizes the 2024 Emmys as Anthony Anderson’s mother interrupts his acceptance speech

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Fans were left upset when Anthony Anderson’s mother interrupted Jennifer Coolidge’s acceptance speech, despite her warning at the start of the ceremony. Many took to social media to denounce the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards for not letting the winners enjoy their moment.

Host Anthony said that instead of playoff music today, his mother was yelling at the honorees if their acceptance speeches went on too long, and she got up from her seat in the crowd to illustrate the ‘interruption.

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Doris Bowman, Anthony Anderson's mother, was called out for interrupting acceptance speeches at the 2024 Emmys (Instagram/theofficialmamadoris)
Doris Bowman, Anthony Anderson’s mother, was called out for interrupting acceptance speeches at the 2024 Emmys (Instagram/theofficialmamadoris)

“You know what I mean?” » said Anthony. “My mom doesn’t play.”

Before hosting the 75th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in January 2024, Anthony told PEOPLE that his mother will join him on stage.

“I can’t host the Emmys without having Mama Doris on stage with me, so we’re finding clever ways to incorporate her into the show,” he was quoted as saying.

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The “Law & Order” star went on to say that Doris would replace the music used to interrupt people during speeches by pushing them off the stage herself.

“Instead of having playoff music when people are rushing through their speech, my mom appears on stage just tapping her wrist and her watch saying, ‘Speed ​​it up, speed it up, because I want to be. ” I will be out by 11 a.m.,” he added.

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On While another user chimed in: “I hate how they have Anthony’s mom as a ‘scorecard’.”


oh this woman who tells everyone to shut up in her speeches is getting REALLY old REALLY fast #Emmys pic.twitter.com/7X5ZOvLnbQ

– becs (@souvenirbec) January 16, 2024



I hate how they have Anthony’s mother as a “scorecard”. #Emmys

— Jérémone, tutti frutti. (@JD0892) January 16, 2024


One person further wrote, “OMG I thought the mom thing was a joke?? This is not a good thing.” A fourth person tweeted: “Ok they need to stop rushing the actors!”


Oh my god, I thought the mom thing was a joke?? This is not a good thing #Emmys

— Jeremy Kwae (@JeremyKwae) January 16, 2024



Ok, they need to stop pushing the actors around! #Emmys

– Antonio ✨ (@AntonioILiranzo) January 16, 2024


One user asked, “Why can’t they give the actors more time for acceptance speeches?” » “This time I would rather attend speeches than these skits,” wrote another.


Why can’t they give the actors more time for acceptance speeches? #Emmys

— Chris (@thecherrieberry) January 16, 2024



This time I would prefer to go to the speeches rather than these sketches #Emmys

– Kerri Guillette (@_Kerr_Bear_) January 16, 2024


One person also tweeted: “Maybe it’s just me. I want to hear the speeches. They can take so much out of the show and make time for honest, real moments to happen. Let the storytellers TELL THEIR STORIES!” Others added: “Emmy acceptance speeches are now reduced to chyrons. Wow.”


Maybe it’s just me. I want to hear the speeches. They can remove so much from the show and make time for honest, real moments to happen. Let the storytellers TELL THEIR STORIES! #EmmyAwards #Emmys2024 #Emmys

— Trizzle McDizzle (@TrizzleMcDizzle) January 16, 2024



Emmy acceptance speeches are now reduced to chyrons. Wow. #Emmys2024

– Lô Tempête ⛈️ (@lorileistorm) January 16, 2024


Who is Anthony Anderson’s mother?

Doris Bowman, Anthony’s mother, is more than just a parent; she is also his collaborator. Doris gave birth to the “blackish” actor on August 15, 1970, in Compton, California.

Doris worked as a telephone operator, while Anthony’s father, Sterling Bowman, ran a chain of three clothing companies. She was also an ambitious actress who changed her focus to care for her son once Anthony was born, a decision the mother-son duo discussed in a June 2023 interview with Entertainment Tonight.

Doris got her big break after appearing with her son on several television series, including hosting FOX’s game show “We Are Family.” She said on the “Rachael Ray Show” in October 2021 that she wanted to become an actress since she was 17, but after the birth of her son, she chose to abandon her goal.

Doris is the mother of two sons: Anthony and Derrick Bowman, an intensive care nurse.

Doris Bowman is a mother of two (Instagram/theofficialmamadoris)
Doris Bowman is a mother of two (Instagram/theofficialmamadoris)

Anthony Anderson traveled across Europe for a TV show with his mother

Doris and Anthony have collaborated on a number of series, including “To Tell the Truth,” “House Haunters” and episodes of “Black-ish.” However, she and Anthony took things to the next level when they embarked on a six-week adventure across Europe, which was captured in the movie “Trippin” starring Anthony Anderson and Mama Doris.

The show, which debuted on E! in June 2023, Anthony and Doris followed them to England, France and Italy, enjoying activities such as walking the catwalk during African Fashion Week and learning dining etiquette.

Doris Bowman and Anthony Anderson (Instagram/theofficialmamadoris)
Doris Bowman and Anthony Anderson (Instagram/theofficialmamadoris)

Anthony Anderson and his mother host the game show “We Are Family”

Anthony and his mother were announced to take over FOX’s “We Are Family” in November 2023, after the original family couple, Jamie Foxx and his daughter Corinne, were unable to complete the job due to employment difficulties. timetable.

The series, which debuted in January 2024, is a game show recorded in front of a live audience of players who must use a sequence of clues to predict which celebrity a performance is related to before the answer is revealed.

Anthony Anderson with mom, Doris Bowman (Instagram/theofficialmamadoris)
Anthony Anderson with mom, Doris Bowman (Instagram/theofficialmamadoris)

“I jumped at the chance to host We Are Family and can’t wait for you to see all the celebrities, their loved ones and the many surprises we have in store for you this season – and with my mom by my side, we won’t you never know what’s going to happen. It’s going to happen!” Anthony said, according to Deadline.

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