Television’s biggest night was held yesterday (Sep. 12). The 2022 Emmy Awards proved to be a historic and magical time as the best in TV were announced. Check out some of the most memorable moments from the show and if our Emmy Awards predictions were right inside.
The entire television industry congregated as host Kenan Thompson facilitated the 2022 Emmy Awards program. Respective cast and crews were praised and recognized for their skills as the Academy selected the best in drama, comedy and reality TV series.
It was a night to remember. Talents like Sheryl Lee Ralph, Quinta Brunson, Zendaya, Lizzo and Jerrod Carmichael were awarded for their brilliant performances and masterful work on screen. Thompson kept the entire show entertaining, making jokes about literally everything. At one point, he sheds a light on Euphoria’s executive producer and star Zendaya turning 26 years old recently. Then, he goes on to say, “26 is a weird age in Hollywood. You’re young enough to play a high school student and too old to date Leonardo DiCaprio.”
There were far more cringey moments than that one. For example, Jimmy Kimmel playing dead as Brunson received her Emmy. The women seated behind Brunson were visibly uncomfortable, trying to stay focused on her speech.
Aside from that, we learned a lot about the talent on the carpet. From what it takes to be invited to Issa Rae’s lavish yacht parties to a fictitious Abbott Elementary and The Bear parallel, the 2022 Emmy’s was insightful, entertaining and historic.
Check out the most memorable moments from the show below:
1. Sheryl Lee Ralph WINS!Source:Phil_Lewis_
This was a highlight of the night. Her speech was so powerfully motivating and we are thrilled to see her take home this long-awaited win.
2. The Reunion We Didn’t Know We NeededSource:ungodlywests
It’s Kenan and Kel! This was nostalgic. The way they dapped each other up was the genuine moment we needed at this year’s Emmy’s.
3. The FirstSource:Variety
Lee Jung-Jae wins for Lead Actor in a Drama for “Squid Game.” He becomes the first Asian performer to win in the category.
4. Happy For Quinta, Annoyed With KimmelSource:gpirnia
Apparently, this was a joke written into the show’s script, but no one found it funny. It was a distraction from Quinta’s big moment. She was still in great spirits and joked that when she appears on his show Wednesday she might punch him in the face.
5. Well Deserved WinSource:JarettSays
Jennifer Coolidge wins her first Emmy for her performance in “The White Lotus.” She danced as they played the music to cue her off stage.
6. The JokesSource:NowThisNews
Kenan Thompson kept it lively with his comedic banter the entire show.
7. Zendaya Still Being That GirlSource:Hypebae
She became the first Black woman to win the Emmy for lead actress in a drama series TWICE, and she is the youngest to ever do it.