Ramy Youssef didn’t make it on the winner’s list at the 2020 Emmy Awards, but his spirit remained unbroken.
The Ramy star, 29, tweeted a video following his Emmy loss to Daniel Levy for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series — featuring a trophy presenter in a hazmat suit walking away and waving goodbye.
“When you lose the emmy,” he captioned the video on Twitter, which has already received over 125K likes. Despite the actor’s loss, his reaction won the Internet, and several fans sent him heartfelt consolations.
when you lose the emmy pic.twitter.com/ECkbGcoHBA
— ramy youssef (@ramy) September 21, 2020
“Wait. They show up to everyone’s [house] and leave????” asked a fan.
There were others who expressed disappointment at the bizarre virtual ceremony.
“They could’ve just mailed the emmy. Instead they went to each nominee, with an emmy in hand, to present to them in person in case they won… in a hazmat suit. Just, dangling it in front of your face, only to leave like that. What the f**k,” wrote another Emmy viewer.
“The intern in the Emmys hazmat suit deserves a raise!” wrote a third follower.
“This is hilariously sad. I love your show and really can’t wait for next season. I NEED to follow through Your marriage and Uncles transformation!!! This show is so effing good!” wrote another fan.
Additionally, Youssef was nominated for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series, but he didn’t score that award either, losing it to Andrew Cividino and Levy for Schitt’s Creek. The Pop comedy series made history by sweeping its category.
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