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14 Awkward Moments From The 2020 Emmy Awrds

Are you surprised?

1. For starters, this was the setup:

Nominees on Zoom
ABC

H/t Jen Abidor.

2. Jason Bateman was incorrectly announced as a winner for Guest Actor in a Drama, when Ron Cephas Jones actually won:

FX

3. Celebs had to pre-record their acceptance speeches — which is awkward. Here's what Amy Schumer's would have said, had she won:

4. This year, there were only three nominees for Outstanding Children's Program, but TWO winners (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest), so there was one awkward loser (Star Wars Resistance):

Outstanding Children's Program had TWO winners (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest), so there was one awkward loser (Star Wars Resistance).

5. Cheer won an Emmy, which was awkward timing, considering the controversy surrounding its star, Jerry Harris:

Jerry Harris, who is facing child pornography charges
Courtesy of Netflix

6. The presenters this year wore hazmat suit tuxedos:

ABC / Getty

7. Jimmy Kimmel gave his monologue, but they panned to old audience footage:

Old Emmys footage
ABC

8. And he called Quibi "the dumbest thing to cost a billion dollars," LOL.

ABC

9. Jason Bateman said, "I'm clean, I'm a big hand-washer," and then touched! his! face! and! his! lips!

Jason Bateman touching his face
ABC

10. Jennifer Aniston and Jimmy Kimmel legit started a fire on stage after attempting to "burn the germs" off the official envelope:

Jennifer Aniston really just put out a whole fire on live TV #Emmys

To read the story behind how the fire started, click here.

11. Jimmy made a joke about reporting John Oliver to ICE, which didn't go over well with people on Twitter:

god 🤢 that 🤢 jimmy kimmel 🤢 ICE joke 🤢

Ewwww.... Jimmy Kimmel. No jokes about calling ICE, please. Thanks. #Emmys

12. The skit about COVID testing was not received well — as it portrays it as uncomfortable and could deter people from getting testing. Meanwhile, for most, the test is actually quick and painless:

COVID test skit
ABC

13. Ramy Youssef shared the awkwardness of what it's like to lose an Emmy in 2020:

14. And lastly, the Emmys spoiled who Dr. Manhattan was in the show Watchmen.

"We won't spoil it for you, don't worry."
me on photoshop

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