The 2020 Emmy Awards were certainly a night to remember. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, celebrities accepted awards at home and gave speeches from their couches on Sunday, September 20. Even though there was no red carpet, A-listers got creative to show off their gowns or T-shirts while on camera.
However, some Hollywood stars made an in-person appearance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, including Jennifer Aniston — who helped host Jimmy Kimmel put out a fire — Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Randall Park.
While some political statements were made throughout the show, Kimmel, 52, couldn’t help but address the global health crisis that the world is currently experiencing. So much so, there were several jokes made throughout the night. Scroll through the gallery below to see which ones hit and which ones missed.
“Hello and welcome to the Pandemmys!”
Kimmel greeted viewers by welcoming them to the Pandemmys — not the Emmys.
Before Aniston presented the award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, she attempted to clean the winner's card with Lysol, and then burned it in the trash. However, the flames were larger than expected, but luckily, they were able to extinguish the fire for good.
“Laughter probably spreads the virus more.”
"They say that laughter is the best medicine, but this year we learned that's definitely not true. In fact, laughter probably spreads the virus more," Kimmel joked before Schitt's Creek won another award.
USPS And The Election
Kimmel interacted with actor Anthony Carrigan, who played a United States Postal Service worker, onstage. During the bit, Kimmel pointed out that Democrats are pushing to vote by mail in the upcoming election.
“I’m not ready to vote,” Kimmel said. “I just need the envelopes.”
“It’s OK to mail in,” Carrigan replied.
“I’ll do that from my house. Thank you,” Kimmel added.
Jason Sudeikis Gets A COVID-Test … On TV!
The actor got tested for the virus while on television. "We're just legally obligated to get COVID tests every hour," he quipped. "Academy policy. But don't worry, you won't even notice she's here."
"Oh wow, that's deep," he added of the uncomfortable test. "I think you dented my brain."
Hazmat Suites, Galore!
After Catherine O'Hara won her Emmy award, a person in a hazmat suit gave her the coveted trophy. Safety first!
In a KIA commercial, workers suited up in hazmat suits and face shields when they brought the trophy to the A-lister's homes.
Kimmel wore gloves before he gave out an award in the beginning of the show.