Kimmel faces backlash, others praised for strong speeches

There was a lot of warm applause all night during 74 Emmy Awards – For incredible moments like Abbott Elementary star Sherrill Lee Ralph Strong words, sing a song, and when you’re an actress Selma Blair He took the stage to present the award for Best Drama Series. But one A-lister did spend part of the night lying around — and it wasn’t without controversy.

When the actor Will Arnett And the host late at night Jimmy Kimmel They took to the stage to announce the winner for Best Writing in a Comedy Series, and they did so with Arnett dragging Kimmel by his ankles as he lay on his back — a comedic stunt about how Kimmel reacted so badly to losing his Emmy nomination earlier in the evening. (One of the many times this has happened over the years) He hit “skinny margaritas” backstage and drank himself in amazement. But when Arnett was declared the winner – Abbott Elementary Creator and writer Kenta Bronson – and ascending to the stage, Kimmel remained sprawled beside her.

“Jimmy, wake up. You won. Jimmy?” Bronson said. Committed to his duty, Kimmel lay on the base of the microphone stand throughout her entire acceptance speech.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Quinta Bronson (right) accepts outstanding writing for a comedy series for

Quinta Bronson bows down to Jimmy Kimmel, who was bound by his “missing” oath, after winning her Outstanding Writing for the Emmy Series. Many viewers were unhappy with Kimmel for promoting Brunson. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Bronson proceeded to give the acceptance speech and then He told the press behind the scenes She did not disturb her feathers. “I don’t know. I know Jimmy Kimmel. The thing didn’t bother me too much. I don’t know what the internet was thinking. Honestly, Jimmy gave me my first spot late at night, he was one of the first people to see Abbott. He was the first person to message me on Instagram… He was so excited he was going to be on ABC. So I think in that moment I was really happy that Jimmy was there… he’s one of the godfathers of comedy. “So, I don’t know,” she said, adding, “Tomorrow I might be mad at him. I’m going to attend his show on Wednesday, so I might punch him in the face. We’ll see what happens.”

Many viewers knew exactly how they felt, and took to Twitter on Monday night with scathing tweets about Kimmel’s behavior:

The other winners didn’t have to accept their prizes with an unconscious human under their feet. In fact, the night was filled with some powerful and emotional speeches. Here’s Yahoo Entertainment’s guide to this year’s highs, lows, and scratches Emmy Awards.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Host Kenan Thompson speaks on stage during the 74th Primetime Emmys Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Host Kenan Thompson on stage at the 74th Primetime Emmys Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

HEAD-SCRATCHER: Kenan Thompson’s opening dance to remixed versions of songs with beloved TV themes

last year first amy He was stopped in person after COVID opened with Cedric the Entertainer as he recruits LL Cool J, Dave “Lil Dicky” Burd, and Rita Wilson to make a TV character version of the 1989 favorite “Just a Friend.”

While Thompson didn’t breach his vocal skills, he did cancel some moves as he danced to some of the best TV-themed songs from… Friends, The Brady Bunch, Stranger Things And the Game of thrones, It left a lot of viewers asking why Thompson decided to remix the lover friends Song. However, the others were quite amused.

Alia: Sheryl Lee Ralph sings a song before giving an epic speech

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Cheryl Lee Ralph kisses an outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series on stage during the 74th Emmys Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Sherrill Lee Ralph brought jubilant viewers to their feet with her powerful acceptance speech after winning an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

When Abbott Elementary The star took to the stage to accept her award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and the first thing that came out of her mouth was a powerfully delivered song: Dianne Reeves’s 1993 “Endangered Species.”

“I’m an endangered species/But I don’t sing a victim song/I’m a woman, I’m an artist/And I know where my voice belongs,” Ralph Belts, who then launched in an impassioned speech, said, “For anyone who has ever dreamed and thought that Your cure was not, will not, and cannot be, I’m here to tell you that this is what faith looks like. It’s what jihad looks like and it never seems you’ve given up on you, because if you got a Quinta Bronson in your corner, if you got a husband like mine in your corner , if you have children like me in your corner, and if you have friends like everyone who voted for me, cheered for me, and loved me. Thank you.”

Viewers seemed surprised by Ralph’s moment, and some described it as “Best acceptance letter of all time. “

High: More Powerful and Emotional Acceptance Letters from Lizzo and Zendaya

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 12: Lizzo accepts the outstanding competition program for

Lizzo gets emotional after winning an Emmy for Outstanding Contest Program Lizzo Watch out for the big Grrrrls. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

pop star pop singer Lizowho won an Emmy for Outstanding Contest Program for Lizzo watch out for Big Grrrrlstearful as she shares, “First of all, I’m so emotional, the cup is beautiful but my feelings are for those people who are standing with me on stage. The stories they shared, they’re not unique, they don’t get on the platform that tells the stories. Let’s just tell More stories. When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media. Someone fat like me, black like me, beautiful like me.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Zendaya accepts the Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series with an award for

Zendaya accepts the award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series trance. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

later in the night, Zendaya She won the second Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Emmy for her performance in the second season of tranceand eloquently shared, “My greatest wish in trance is that it can help heal people and I just want to say thank you to everyone who shared their story with me. I want you to know that anyone who loves a street, or feels like a street, I want you to know that I am so grateful for your stories as I carry them around and carry them with them. Thank you so much.”

Low: The winners’ speeches are suddenly cut short

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Jennifer Coolidge accepts Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Film, or Anthology

Jennifer Coolidge was cut short while accepting the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Movie, or Anthology for white lotus on Monday. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

A few winners indicated that once they hit the stage, they only had 30 seconds to give their acceptance speech, but when white lotus star Jennifer College Accepting her award for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie, the veteran actress was cut by not one but two tunes. “Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait, wait… well,” Coolidge said as she finally accepted her chops and happily began dancing to the upbeat song that asks her to finish the song.

The audience laughed and rejoiced when Coolidge was, well, Coolidge.

High: Lots of fun, engraving surprise!

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Pete Davidson speaks on stage during the 74th Primetime Emmys Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Pete Davidson surprised the audience at Monday’s Emmys. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

While most of the night’s presenters were announced early on, a few listeners surprised the audience on Monday night – including the media queen herself, Oprah Winfreywho presented a Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie Award to Michael Keaton for Dubcek. former voice The judge and the music star Kelly Clarkson, who presented Zendaya with her award; Selma Blair presenting tonight’s Grand Prize – Outstanding Drama Series – to Succession; and previously SNL comedian Pete DavidsonHe appeared in public for the first time since his split from Kim Kardashian.

Davidson had some laughs before presenting the award for Best Comedy Series to Ted Lassowhen he took the time to praise his children SNL Cast member Kenan Thompson joked, “That’s just like SNL Because Kinan does all the work and I refuse to say what the book wants.”

But one of the most surprising inscriptions of the night came during Good Burger The reunion between Thompson and his former co-star, Kel Mitchell, is likely to be promoted possible Good Burger 2 A sequel, which Thompson recently ridiculed.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Pictured: (lr) Kenan Thompson and Agent Mitchell speak on stage during the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022. - (Photo Photographs) by Chris Haston/NBC via Getty Images)

Kenan Thompson, left, Agent Mitchell on stage during the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo: Chris Haston/NBC via Getty Images)

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