EXCLUSIVE: Leah Remini breaks down crying after emotional Emmys speech about Scientology

Leah Remini took home the Emmy for Outstanding Informational Series for her A&E docu-series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath over the weekend, and the actress was brought to tears by the emotional win.

ET's Courtney Tezeno caught up with Remini backstage at the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday after her emotional speech where she and her Scientology and the Aftermath co-presenter Mike Rinder opened up on what the win meant for them.

"We're very grateful and emotional," Remini said, wiping away tears as she smiled.

"[We're] appreciative of everybody that has supported this show and all the people that were willing to stand up and speak," added Rinder who, like Remini, is also a former member of Scientology who left the church and has frequently spoken out against it.

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07: Actress Leah Remini enters the 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on August 07, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
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NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 30: 'Sting of Queens: Part One' and 'Sting of Queens: Part Two'-- Kevin begrudgingly agrees to come out of retirement briefly to reprise an undercover assignment where he and his old rival Vanessa Cellucci (Leah Remini), once again, pose as husband and wife. Also, Donna is up for a promotion, Kendra gets accepted to law school, and Chale gets a lucrative new job, on part one of the two-part first season finale of KEVIN CAN WAIT, Monday, May 1 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) and Monday, May 8 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Leah Remini, Kevin James. (Photo By Jeff Neumann/CBS via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Leah Remini visits the SiriusXM Studio on November 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
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ENCINO, CA - APRIL 07: Kym Gold, Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete attend the Stella & Dot Trunk Show to benefit The HollyRod Foundation on April 7, 2016 in Encino, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Stella & Dot)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Actress Leah Remini signs copies of her new book 'Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology' at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on December 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
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During her acceptance speech, Remini got emotional as she dedicated the win to the "brave contributors who [worked on the series] despite ongoing risk and repercussions."

"It's not an easy job, but they were the ones putting their stories out there for everyone to hear. And we are honored to be the vessel to tell these stories," she explained. "It's about doing the right thing. This doesn't belong to me, it belongs to our contributors."

When ET spoke with Remini and Rinder on the red carpet, the pair echoed those sentiments, sharing, "For our contributors it's amazing [to be nominated]. They are here tonight with us as our guests and we couldn't be more honored to be their voice. To be able for them to tell their stories through us is a humbling experience."

"It's really wonderful for people who have had no voice to now be given a voice by Leah and this show, and to have the world experience what they experienced is very important," Rinder added. "We hope that by doing that, it's going to prevent the suffering that some of these people have been through from other people having to experience the same thing."

In Scientology and the Aftermath, Remini, Rinder and other former members of the church share the experiences that lead to them leaving. The show investigates the alleged clandestine activities of the church and their practices. The Church of Scientology has roundly denied the claims made in the series and have publicly questioned the credibility of the show's contributors.

The second season of Scientology and the Aftermath kicked off on Aug. 15, and new episodes air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on A&E.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Sharna Burgess arrives at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Day 1 at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Meagan Martin attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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