Last night, the crème de la crème of television came together to celebrate the 2021 Emmy Awards. All in all, things ran pretty smoothly though Sunday’s ceremony did however have Covid protocols in place as the event was moved to an outdoor tent in downtown Los Angeles with a reduced guest list.
Some of the night’s big winner included: The Crown with seven awards, including best drama series and actors Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor for lead actress and lead actor in a drama series, while their co-stars Gillian Anderson and Tobias Menzies won an Emmy for their supporting roles respectively. Ted Lasso took home four awards including one for best comedy series, and creator Jason Sudeikis won lead actor in a comedy series for his role in the show.
Another comedy series Hacks won three awards, and chess drama The Queen’s Gambit won the Best Limited Series Emmy.
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As always, the internet was there to provide some hilarious commentary and reaction through it all.
Here are the top eight funniest moments and memes from the night.
We began the night with host Seth Rogen’s commentary on the irony of being bundled together in a tent due to Covid protocols (while wearing no masks, nor social distancing), and also remarked how hot and sweaty the Emmy’s tent really was - and viewers definitely noticed.
Seth Rogen starting off the Emmys by addressing the elephant in the room that no one is social distancing or wearin… https://t.co/gy0gzXbLN3
Every single time I even *think* about I May Destroy You #Emmys #Emmys2021 https://t.co/WG7uPshPVU
— Christina Rodriguez (@Christina Rodriguez)
People are finding it quite hilarious that Ryan Murphy had nothing to with Evan Peters winning an Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie Emmy for Mare of Easttown, Peters in his speech took the time to yell at co-star Kate Winslet in enthusiasm which viewers loved.
Case closed! Congrats to Evan Peters, who wins the #Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Or Anthology… https://t.co/2nESVRMq0O
— Television Academy (@Television Academy)
Evan Peters yelling at Kate Winslet is literally the entire world every time she graces us with her presence.… https://t.co/u2B8aZJAeX