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Audiences expected The Sopranos to sweep the Emmys, but The West Wing swooped in for the upset, winning 10 awards that year.
It took Jennifer Aniston eight years to finally win lead actress in a comedy series for her role as Rachel Green in Friends, but she did it!
After being nominated 10 times for playing Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker took home the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy series.
During an unrehearsed dance section of the show, Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron dropped Heidi Klum. Even supermodels fall down sometimes.
When the nominees for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series were announced, the women pretended it was a pageant by walking on stage smiling and waving.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus pretended she didn’t remember Bryan Cranston from his time on Seinfeld. He reminded her of their kissing scene together by planting a big one on her.
In a historic nomination, Laverne Cox became the first openly transgender person nominated for an Emmy for her role in Orange Is the New Black.
After a car crash put Tracey Morgan in critical condition, the comedian made a triumphant comeback to present the Emmy Award for outstanding drama series.
Fleabag swept the Emmys, winning six of the 11 awards it was nominated for, with creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge taking home outstanding lead actress in a comedy series.
The show must go on! The 72nd Emmy Awards took place virtually for the first time ever.
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