Just 11 Mega Awkward Moments From The 2022 Emmy Awards

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The year's Emmys were definitely one for the books — but not without a few awkward moments. Here are some of the best:

Zendaya accepting an Emmy
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1.Before the show, Maddy Morphosis caused a little stir with this tweet:

2.Host Kenan Thompson's musical opening of the show, um, didn't exactly land well with people:

3.Kenan introduced Oprah as the "Queen of All Thrones" — the same week Queen Elizabeth II died:

Kenan wearing a Game of Thrones wig and calling Oprah the Queen of All Thrones
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4.Kenan made a risqué joke about Zendaya and Leonardo DiCaprio:

Kenan talking
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This was Zendaya's reaction:

Zendaya with her head in her hands
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5.Later in the show, Kenan's joke about Regina Hall got crickets — and acknowledged it — after telling this joke:

Kenan making a joke and acknowledging the one person in the back who laughed
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6.People called out the bizarre pacing and transitions of the show:

7.Lizzo read a random line off the teleprompter about someone being a "big girl" when presenting:

Lizzo saying she didn't write the line about the big girl
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8.Jennifer Coolidge said this when winning her first Emmy:

Jennifer Coolidge saying she took a lavender bath and it made her swell up
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9.And then the Emmys had the nerve to play her off the stage with barely any time to thank people!!! Luckily, she handled it like a champ:

10.People criticized the fact that the In Memoriam segment seemed to focus more on John Legend's vocal performance over those who had died:

And, ugh, lastly:

11.Presenter Jimmy Kimmel — while still doing a bit about being drunk because he lost — laid on the ground while Quinta Brunson accepted her history-making Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series:

Jimmy Kimmel lying on the ground while others like Quinta Brunson look at him
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