40 Awkward Emmy Moments That Celebrities Probably Wish They Could Forget

The Emmy Awards are a yearly ceremony honoring the best actors and actresses in television. It’s a glitzy occasion – but things can sometimes go a little wrong. Sometimes wardrobe malfunctions happen, or people are snubbed, or stars get up on stage and shade other celebrities. It can get super awkward – but maybe that’s one of the reasons why it draws the audience it does.

40. When Allison Janney pulled her rival on stage

Allison Janney won for The West Wing in 2004, and one of her competitors was Mariska Hargitay. Apparently, according to Janney, she’d promised to give her award to Hargitay, but had realized at the last moment how silly that sounded. So instead she invited the other actress on stage with her, and the Law and Order alum just stood there… which wasn’t really any less silly.

39. When Alex Borstein (probably) let out a swear word

In 2018 Alex Borstein won Outstanding Supporting Actress for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. However, as she headed for the stage she appeared to mouth something that was almost certainly the f-word… oops. And once she got onstage she told everyone she wasn’t wearing a bra, which was probably true for most of the women there, but still a little awkward.

38. When two Taylor Swift exes were in the same room.

Tom Hiddleston attended the 2016 Emmys not long after breaking up with Taylor Swift… and another Swift ex, John Mayer, happened to be there too. Sadly the audience were deprived of them actually appearing in the same shot together, but there was an interesting pan of the camera from Hiddleston to Mayer at one point.

37. When Keith Urban saw his wife kissing another man

Audiences were quite shocked at one kiss shown at the 2017 Emmys. Nicole Kidman kissed her Big Little Lies co-star Alexander Skarsgård right in front of her husband Keith Urban. But later on that year Kidman said on The Graham Norton Show, “I’ve got an amazing, supportive, gorgeous husband, who I love more than anything in the world. And I gave Alex a congratulatory kiss and he's like a mannequin.”