Here are the moments everyone will be talking about tomorrow.
Television’s biggest stars stepped out for the 73rd annual Emmy Awards on Monday — and we’ll be keeping track of the night’s most buzz-worthy moments right here.
This year’s telecast is hosted by “Saturday Night Live” star Kenan Thompson and is taking place at the Microsoft Theater after spending the evening outside at L.A. Live’s Event Deck in 2021.
Heading into the night “Succession” led the pack with 25 nominations total. Close behind it were “Ted Lasso” and “White Lotus” with 20 each, as well as “Hacks” and “Only Murders In the Building” with 17 apiece, “Euphoria” with 16 and “Barry,” “Dopesick,” “Severance” and “Squid Game” with 14. The final season of “Ozark” nabbed 13 noms, as did “Stranger Things.”
Keep up with all of the night’s winners right here — and keep reading throughout the evening for every viral moment below. We’ll keep updating this post all night!
Kenan Opens the Show with a Dance and Roast
The show kicked off with a big dance number set to remixed versions of famous TV opening themes.
The medley included “Friends” — after which Thompson gave a shoutout to “Living Single” — and “The Brady Bunch” — with the OG Bradys in the room — before tunes like “Law & Order” and “Game of Thrones.” Kenan even got in on the dancing action — and rocked a white Targaryen wig while doing it.
During his opening, Kenan poked fun at NBC — joking nobody under 20 knows what network TV is — and “Yellowjackets,” saying it was “hard to watch” because “it’s on Showtime,” getting quite the laugh from the show’s cast.
He also cracked, “Zendaya just turned 26 last week. 26 is a weird age in Hollywood. You’re young enough to play a high school student but you’re too old to date Leonardo DiCaprio,” he then cracked, as Zendaya hid her head in laughter.
Of “Succession” he joked it was “the only show with three brothers but no brothers.”
Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci and Melanie Lynskey’s three different reactions to Kenan’s “Yellowjackets is hard to watch… because it’s on Showtime” joke are kind of amazing pic.twitter.com/quALKz5oQj
Picking up the first trophy of the night for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, Michael Keaton was bleeped when he dropped an f-bomb at the end of his speech.
Over the years, we’ve all been through a lot of tough times. There have been some doubters. I’ve had some doubters. You know what? We’re cool. But I also had those people for all these years when the times were tough who were the true believers, ‘I f—ing live you man.”
His win also got people talking about “Batgirl” and how bad an idea it was for Warner Bros. to shelve a movie with Keaton’s Batman return in it.
Warning to the rest of tonight’s #Emmys winners: You will not get as much speech time as Michael Keaton is getting/taking. But you are probably not Michael Keaton.
Michael Keaton wins the Emmy! Wow, imagine you if you had some sort of movie starring Emmy Award winner Michael Keaton that you could release on your streaming service, and instead decided to shelve it forever for a tax write-off, that would be weird to do. pic.twitter.com/CA1vGiWG2T
Sheryl Lee Ralph won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her incredible work on “Abbott Elementary” and hit all the right notes as she took the stage and gave one of the best acceptance speeches, ever.
Getting to the microphone, she broke into song, belting out Dianne Reeves’ “Endangered Species” — specifically the lyrics, “I am an endangered species but I sing no victim song. I am a woman, I am an artist and I know where my voice belongs.”
In her speech, she added, “To anyone who has ever, ever had a dream and thought your dream wasn’t, wouldn’t couldn’t come true I am here to tell you that this is what believing looks like. This is what striving looks like and don’t you ever, ever give up on you because if you get a Quinta Brunson in your corner, if you get a husband like mine in your corner, if you get children like mine in your corner and if you’ve got friends like everybody who voted for me, cheered for me, loved me, thank you, thank you, thank you!”
.@thesherylralph’s had a remarkable career AND she’s one of the nicest people in Hollywood. Barbara Howard on #AbbottElementary is another fabulous character we’ve been fortunate to watch her breathe life into. 🙏🏾