The award season has been on the top of every entertainment buff’s mind with the Golden Globes, and now EMMYs are done and dusted. The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards took place this past Monday, January 15th, on FOX (available on DirecTV Stream, Fubo, and Hulu+ With Live TV, in case you were wondering, like me).
Anthony Anderson hosted this year’s Emmys, where throughout the show, he consistently reintroduced older series that were such a historical memory (All in the Family, Martin, Grey’s Anatomy, etc.) But although it was a beautiful way to shed some recognition towards some iconic shows, there were a few other moments that were sure to be the talk of that night.
Keep reading for the 9 best moments from the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Kicking off the awards was none other than Christina Applegate, best known for her roles in Netflix’s Dead to Me and Married with Children. In 2021, it was announced she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, so it was a treat for the audience to see her before her colleagues presenting the Outstanding Supporting Actress award in a comedy series.
No green with envy to be spotted, but a green goblin made its way across the carpet and into the main screen once RuPaul’s Drag Race won its award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. The goblin in question? None other than Princess Poppy from RuPaul’s, who was quoted saying, “I wanted to do the exact opposite of what is expected of you when you go to an event like this. I wanted to take decorum and turn it on its head.”
What was thought to be a bit brought to you by Anthony Anderson and his mama was a REAL thing! At the top of the monologue, Anderson announced his mama would be the official person of the night to kick you off if you’re going over your allotted acceptance speech time. Well, that moment came true more often than once, but nothing was more significant than when Mama Anderson was heard cutting in the middle of Jennifer Coolidge’s speech, winner of Supporting Actress. Awkward.
Taking it back to Jennifer Coolidge, we couldn’t forget to include her incredible speech skills; this year was no different. I would not put it against anyone to put “all the evil gays” remixed in a song as she thanked them in the middle of her speech.
The joke we don’t want to see end! In case you weren’t aware, during Kieran’s acceptance speech for Best Television Male Actor – Drama during the Golden Globes, he iconically told Pedro Pascal to “suck it” after winning while competing within the same category.
Pascal was set to present the award, but before he did, he hilariously addressed his arm in a cast and set the record straight on who put him in a cast in the first place: Kieran Culkin. Cue the deadpan of Kieran up until the moment he let out a few giggles. Who doesn’t love these small, hilarious moments?
Bonus: Congratulations to Kieran for winning his first Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Roman Roy in Succession (!!).
In one of the night’s best speeches, Nash-Betts won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology series or movie for her role in Netflix/Ryan Murphy’s show “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.”
While she gave the traditional list of people to thank, the best shout-out goes to herself: “And you know who I want to thank? I want to thank me,” she said. “For believing in me and doing what they said I could not do. And I want to say to myself in front of all you beautiful people, ‘Go on girl with your bad self. You did that.’”
YES. LET’S GO, NIECY. This is our motivation for 2024.
We have another EGOT to add to the list! Elton John is now the 19th person to join the EGOT club after accepting an EMMY for outstanding variety special (live) for his show “Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium.” Unfortunately, Sir Elton was not in the crowd to accept his award.
Someone in your life must have watched FX’s The Bear; if not, let the award season be your reminder. Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach all took home the award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Comedy Series, Supporting Actress – Comedy Series, and Supporting Actor – Comedy Series, respectively. Meanwhile, the entire series won one of the night’s biggest awards: Outstanding Comedy Series.
I don’t know about you, but all ears have been anxiously awaiting Ayo’s speech since her crowd-pleasing speech at this year’s Golden Globes earlier this month when she shouted out the people who handled her e-mails. A real one.
Quite possibly a semi-awkward moment but a real one at that, the cast of FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia came on stage to present an award, but the real topic before the award: even after 16 years of being on television, why have they never been nominated for an award?
The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards came and went faster than the show itself. (You guys, it was ON TIME, which might be thanks to Mama Anderson.) The next award show on the docket is the 66th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 4th.