Emmys 2021: The Best Quotes of the Night

From surprise wedding reveals to lots of Bridgerton love, here are the best quotes from TV's biggest night

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"Besides these nominees being talented actors, they have something else in common. What is it? I want you to know, nominees, that you all have overcome the incredible handicap in this business of being men. Bravo gentlemen, wherever you are!"

— Jennifer Coolidge, getting a laugh out of the audience while introducing the nominees for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

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"That's like when I was listening to music with my mom and she knew all the words to 'WAP.' It took me by surprise!"

— Seth Rogen, reacting to the night's rapped musical intro, while presenting the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

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"I got vaxxed. I did not have a reaction like Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend."

— Host Cedric the Entertainer, celebrating the fully vaccinated Emmys crowd while poking fun at Nicki Minaj's recent comments regarding the vaccine

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"Ahhh! Jesus Christ on a bike. Sorry, I'm not responsible for anything that falls out of my face in the next 30 seconds … Oh my God, I'm giving a speech at the Emmys!"

Ted Lasso's Hannah Waddingham, tearing up onstage, while accepting her award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

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"We would like to dedicate this award to Adam Driver. He knows what he did, and he knows what we would like him to do."

— The Last Week Tonight writers, continuing the show's ongoing bit of sexualizing Adam Driver while accepting the award for outstanding writing for a variety series

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"Regé-Jean Page, we all know that those abs are CGI."

— Mindy Kaling, joking about the Bridgerton star's too-good-to-be-true physique, while presenting the award for outstanding writing for a drama series

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"I wanna thank Lorne [Michaels], who went to go take a dump now. Ay yi yi. He's gonna get home and watch it. He loves watching the Emmys at home ... Which home, is the question."

— Jason Sudeikis, playfully noting Saturday Night Live creator (and his former boss) Lorne Michaels' absence during his speech to accept the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for Ted Lasso

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"To Paul, I'm in love with you, which is why I married you last weekend."

— Lucia Aniello, revealing she'd tied the knot with partner and Hacks co-creator Paul Downs, while accepting the award for outstanding directing for a comedy series

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"Let's go find that Bridgerton boy."

— Cedric the Entertainer's TV wives Tichina Arnold, Niecy Nash and Terri J. Vaughn, making a plan B to seek out Regé-Jean Page after Cedric refused to pick his favorite of the three of them backstage

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"Yes, Kevin Feige, I am athletic."

— Bowen Yang, jokingly making a bid to get the Marvel Studios president's attention, while pacing the stage to try to get his 10,000 steps

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