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“Martin” Cast Reunites at Emmy Awards, Recreates Iconic Set Onstage



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The beloved cast of the iconic sitcom “Martin” came together for a nostalgic reunion at the Emmy Awards held at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday night. Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Carl Anthony Payne II, and Tichina Arnold graced the stage, which featured a meticulously recreated set of Martin’s famous living room. The reunion was filled with laughter and banter as the cast members shared the stage once again.

During the event, Martin Lawrence had the honor of presenting the Best Actor in a Comedy Series award to Jeremy Allen White from “The Bear.” Amidst the excitement, Carl Anthony Payne jokingly expressed his belief that they were there to receive an award, prompting a humorous response from Tichina Arnold, who clarified, “We’re presenting an award, not being presented with one, knucklehead.”

Prior to the show, Tisha Campbell, who portrayed Gina Waters-Payne on the sitcom, shared her thoughts on the significance of the reunion with ET’s Kevin Frazier. Campbell emphasized the importance of diversity in the entertainment industry, reflecting on her experiences during the ’90s when the “Martin” cast was not nominated for awards. She recounted a conversation with her publicist, who explained the challenges of getting nominated due to racial barriers. Campbell expressed joy in witnessing the increased diversity in today’s nominations, acknowledging the importance of representation.

The Emmy Awards also recognized outstanding performances in other categories, with Kieran Culkin winning Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Sarah Snook securing Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Stay tuned for more updates on the Emmy Awards and other highlights from the event.

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