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70th Primetime Emmy Awards — What Were The Biggest & Craziest Moments?

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Sep. 18 2018, Updated 1:56 a.m. ET

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The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were chock full of several big and crazy moments throughout the night. Take a look at which ones made us laugh, cry, cheer and more.

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OMG! Glenn Weiss, who won the award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Special for The Oscars, proposed to his girlfriend on live television!

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Kate McKinnon, Ricky Martin, Tituss Burgess, Kristen Bell, John Legend, RuPaul, Sterling K. Brown, Andy Samberg and Kenan Thompson opened the show with a hilarious number about how diversity in Hollywood has finally been accomplished called “We Solved It”. Sandra Oh, who is the first Asian woman nominated for Lead Actress, joked from the audience, “It’s an honor just to be Asian.”

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Hosts Michael Che & Colin Jost then took center stage, where they made a ton of political humor, talked about the current state of broadcast television and poked fun at a bunch of the nominees.

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Tracy Morgan and Jimmy Kimmel presented Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, where the former full on admitted he was only rooting the nominees who were black. “I’m rooting for Leslie Jones, Zazie Beetz and Millie Bobbie Brown.” When Jimmy had to explain that Millie was not black nor nominated, Tracy said “well then she’s uninvited to the cookout,” as the audience roared in laughter.

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Tiffany Haddish, who won her first Emmy this year, gushed over her co-presenter Angela Bassett while on stage, calling her "royalty."

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Chrissy Teigen jokingly asked the audience to not "encourage" her husband John Legend recently becoming an EGOT (he has now won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony).

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Betty White gave a touching speech about the longevity of her career after she received a rousing standing ovation.

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James Corden joked that Betty broke up a fight between Mark Burnett and Tom Arnold, who actually fought at a pre-Emmys party over the weekend.

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Michael Che did a segment where he presented "reparations Emmys" to iconic black television stars like Marla Gibbs, Kadeem Hardison and Tichina Arnold.

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The late Aretha Franklin was the background vocals during the In Memoriam segment, which featured other stars who recently passed including David Cassidy, Anthony Bourdain and Burt Reynolds.

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What was your favorite moment from the Primetime Emmys? Sound off in the comments!

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