Tracy Morgan continues to find closure in the accident in which he almost lost his life in 2014. Yesterday this years Emmy’s nominations were revealed; Tracy ended up being nominated for his appearance on Saturday Night Live apart of his well publicized return to entertainment. Now as a way to keep the legacy of his longtime friend Jimmy Mac alive; the SNL alumn went on to honor his friend with a dedication for the Emmy nod. We’ll see if Morgan leaves with some new hardware on September 18th when the ceremony takes place.
After the comedian received a 2016 Emmy Award nomination for an outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for the Saturday Night Live episode he hosted last October, Morgan was quick to share his thoughts. “I am just so happy and want to share this with so many people and am nominated with some extraordinary company,” Morgan, 47, said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. “I love you guys. I just want to thank everyone who helped me and my family after that horrific night and the months after – Lorne [Michaels] and everyone at SNL for having me come home, the doctors at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital who saved my life, the staff at JFK Medical Center who got me back on my feet, the first responders who helped me and my friends that fateful night, my AMAZING wife and kids, Lira, who helped my wife, and my father, who is looking down on me right now.” He added, “I feel like Cuba [Gooding Jr.] at the end of Jerry Maguire! But most importantly … this is for you Jimmy Mac. I love you. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.”