9 LOL Moments From the Emmys [Video]
With half of the Emmy Awards dedicated to comedy, it’s no wonder there have been so many funny moments over the years. Aside from witty speeches, there have been hilarious hosts, side-splitting skits, and priceless presenters. Here are 9 LOL moments from Emmys history:
1. Melissa McCarthy is crowned best actress
Of course, the funny ladies nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy in 2011 — including Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Martha Plimpton — weren’t going to let their category be like any other. The nominees lined up on stage like Miss America contestants, and when "Mike and Molly" star Melissa McCarthy's name was called, she got a tiara and a bouquet of roses like a pageant winner.
In 2002, the six stars of "Friends" presented together. When Matthew Perry joked that none of them had won a coveted trophy, Lisa Kudrow begged to differ.
"I won," she said with faux awkwardness. Her castmates pretended to be astonished.
"Seriously, for our show?" David Schwimmer wondered.
Emmy hosts are usually comedians or late night hosts, so Lynch was an out-of-left-field choice. But she proved it was a smart one with her sassy opening musical number, in which she sang her way through different TV sets like "Big Bang Theory" and "Friday Night Lights."