For starters, this was the setup:
Jason Bateman was incorrectly announced as a winner for Guest Actor in a Drama, when Ron Cephas Jones actually won:
Celebs had to pre-record their acceptance speeches — which is awkward. Here’s what Amy Schumer’s would have been, had she won:
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):
Cheer won an Emmy, which was awkward timing, considering the controversy surrounding its star, Jerry Harris:
Jimmy Kimmel gave his monologue, but they panned to old audience footage:
Jason Bateman said, “I’m clean, I’m a big hand washer,” and then touched! his! face! and! his! lips!
Jennifer Aniston and Jimmy Kimmel legit started a fire on stage after attempting to “burn the germs” off the official envelope:
Jimmy made a joke about reporting John Oliver to ICE, which didn’t go over well with people on Twitter:
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:
And lastly, the Emmys spoiled who Dr. Manhattan was in the show Watchmen.
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