It was an Emmys unlike any ever before!
On Sunday, September 20, the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in primetime television programming as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony was originally to be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was broadcasted by ABC virtually from the actors’ homes across the globe.
Dubbed “The Pandemmys” by host Jimmy Kimmel, the show went on without a red carpet, without an audience and with socially distanced presenters including Jennifer Aniston, Anthony Anderson, Laverne Cox, America Ferrera, Morgan Freeman, Ken Jeong, Jason Sudeikis, Randall Park and Oprah Winfrey.
Big winners of the night included the shows Schitt’s Creek, Succession and Watchmen as well as actors Zendaya, Billy Crudrup, Catherine O’Hara, Jeremy Strong, Eugene Levy, Uzo Aduba, Annie Murphy, Julia Garner and more.
While the show did the best it could in the era of coronavirus, it wasn’t without some major awkward moments. Scroll through the gallery below to check out 10 times proving the 2020 awards show was the strangest ceremony yet.