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Funniest and Viral Moments in the Life of Emmy Awards

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Ever since the television industry saw the wide acceptance of television miniseries, the love for the same only seems to increase.

From Friends to Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, these series saw an increase encompassing the plot and actors’ crew.

This was when they started providing various awards to commemorate the hard work put into them. One show in this genre that saw huge success was the Emmy Awards.

Some studies even pointed out that people get hyped on the series than the movies. If you are a diehard fan of any of these series, with Emmy’s, you get an opportunity to select the best show.

This is one of the reasons that push the creators to make a better show. This year we saw a few entries that pushed the limits and brought us brilliantly stories that showcased the next level of imagination.

In this article, we want to celebrate the role of Emmy and how it has helped the industry in many ways. With that in mind, we will see what exactly Emmy means.


Emmy Awards

It was on 25 January 1949 that the first Emmy Award celebrations took place. The Venue was none other than the Hollywood Athletic Club.

The night was filled with celebrities and famous personalities. It was Shirley Dinsdale who won the first award that night.

Fast forward to the present; the Emmy has seen some significant changes. From flaunting the designer dresses to showing the real behind the scenes with bloopers of the night, it is indeed amazing.

Television series have always found a way to cherish the people, the story, or the way they handle a surprise situation is enough.

One such memorable series is ‘The Big Deal,’ which was a big television show from 1984 to 1986. The series depicted the rollercoaster life of a London gambler, especially playing Poker from online sources like or real-life gambling. The approach that the series took was appreciated by Emmy.

With that said, we will discuss some of the funniest yet hilarious moments that happened in the world of Emmy. Without any further ado, let us hit the article.

  1. Patty Duke’s Awkward Acceptance Speech
    First, we are going to discuss none other than the moment that happened in the year 1970. This moment was awkwardly titled ‘Patty Duke’s Awkward Acceptance Speech.’ The inconvenient event happened when Patty Duke won the best award for Best Single Performance by a Leading Actress. When she joined the stage, there was visible awkwardness in the room. The place just got weirder by the minute as she started to thank her mother. The highlight of the show that year was Patty Duke thanking her mother and wishing her Happy Birthday. Later that year, she mentioned that she was trained not to thank, as her three getaway words were hello, enthusiasm, and thank you.
  2. Ellen Degeneres managed to make everyone laugh!
    Everybody knows Ellen DeGeneres and her hilarious comments and controversies. It was in the year 2001 when Ellen managed to make everyone laugh at the Emmy’s. That year in 2001, the Emmy Awards were postponed twice due to the 9/11 incident as the time was intense, and everyone had gone through a harrowing experience. This is one of the many reasons a comic was set to host the show. In her typical style, Ellen was sassy and was able to make everyone laugh with her comic timing.Emmywards2
  3. Female Comedians took the stage
    In the year 2011, a nomination for Best Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category was introduced. They wanted to present the award to a comic who was loved all around the world due to her clean jokes and her ability to make others laugh, none other than Melissa McCarthy.When the award presenter Rob Lowe called out the nominee names, all the women nominees walked up to the stage and stood in a line to hand the award to the winner. It was truly an inspiring moment. 
  4. Jimmy Kimmel tackles Jimmy Fallon
    Jimmy is one of the most common names out there, especially when it comes to successful TV Show hosts. In the year 2011, Emmy’s wanted to make a joke about the same. This was when Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon were invited to host the show. The whole idea was that Kimmel would tackle Falon to get the acceptance speech. This was the moment that everyone remembers even after all these years due to their hilarious performance.
  5. Heidi Klum fell on stage!
    In 2008 an accident occurred on the stage of Emmy’s with Heidi Klum. A skit performed by Heidi Klum and Tom Bergeron went south in an instance. According to the script, Heidi Klum was supposed to fake a fall into the arms of Tom Bergeron. But, a distraction led to Bergeron missing to hold Heidi firmly. She landed face-first on the hard floor. It was reported that she suffered several bruises on her face and body.

A simple glance through the internet is enough to help you dig up some of the funniest bloopers of your favorite celebrities. These instances were added to the show to allow the audience to see the real side of what goes into making a flawless show. We can say that this addition has definitely elevated the show capturing more and more audiences each year.



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