The best (Sheryl Lee Ralph) and worst (dancing) moments of the 2022 Emmy Awards

Written by on September 13, 2022

The red carpet is rolled up, the gold statues have been given away and the speeches have been given. The 2022 Emmy Awards wrapped up with winners each predictable and shocking, from repeats like Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”) and Jean Sensible (“Hacks”) to newcomers like “Squid Sport” and “Abbott Elementary.” 

However past the outcomes, the 2022 Emmy ceremony, hosted by “Saturday Evening Stay” star Kenan Thompson, will likely be remembered for the moments, good and dangerous, that accompanied the winners. And there have been some actually fantastic moments Monday night time, and a few genuinely horrible ones. 

From the wonderful Sheryl Lee Ralph to the awkward “Brady Bunch” break dancing, right here is the perfect, and the worst, of TV’s biggest night

Host Kenan Thompson performs an opening skit at the start of the 74th Emmy Awards.

Worst Emmy second: Remixed TV theme songs

Thompson was doing nice on the very prime of the night time, sporting a prime hat and tails and dropping some sick burns on his fellow TV lovers. (I significantly loved “from Netflix and chill to Paramount+ and consuming dinner alone”). 

For some cause, the opening then devolved into a really unusual dance recital out of your nephew’s highschool. Nicely, at the least that is what it seemed like when a troupe of dancers supplied some interpretive and hip-hop dances to digital remixes of the theme songs to “Buddies,” “The Brady Bunch,” “Sport of Thrones” and “Stranger Issues.” It was bizarre, it was boring, and it was so pointless. When Thompson got here out later with extra jokes on the expense of Netflix and Showtime, it was simply one other reminder {that a} easy opening monologue would have been simply nice. 

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Michael Keaton accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a limited or anthology series or movie for his role in Hulu's “Dopesick."

Finest Emmy second: Michael Keaton’s speech

Batman himself confirmed as much as the Emmy awards in a smooth grey tuxedo, took the primary Emmy of the night time for Hulu’s “Dopesick” and set the bar very excessive for acceptance speech of the night time. After ribbing Oprah Winfrey, he informed a touching, humorous and earnest story about his household, thanking them “for by no means making me really feel silly.” He additionally expressed appreciation for his errors. “I am glad I’ve made a idiot of myself over and over.” 

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Sheryl Lee Ralph accepts the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role in the ABC program “Abbott Elementary."

Finest Emmy second: Sheryl Lee Ralph brings down the home

One of many stars of ABC’s breakout sitcom “Abbott Elementary,” Ralph won the award for finest supporting actress in a comedy collection and was visibly shocked and shaken by the consideration, her first Emmy. She walked up on stage and opened her mouth and belted out in track, Dianne Reeves’ 1993 hit, “Endangered Species.” After singing her verses, Ralph reminded anybody who ever had a dream to maintain holding on for somebody like Quinta Brunson, the creator and star of “Abbott.” The real emotion, and the ability of Ralph’s singing voice and spoken phrases supplied a second unparalleled at nearly any latest award present. The Emmys could also be a celebration of the perfect of TV, however they do not actually make nice TV all that always. The awards clearly wanted Sheryl Lee Ralph to return repair that. 

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Jennifer Coolidge accepts the award for outstanding supporting actress in a limited or anthology series or movie for her role in HBO's “The White Lotus."

Finest and worst Emmy second: Jennifer Coolidge’s speech

The inimitable Jennifer Coolidge received for her universally beloved supporting efficiency in HBO’s “The White Lotus,” and was struggling to get her phrases out when she took the stage. Simply when she began to provide thanks, the producers tried to play her off. Coolidge wouldn’t be stopped, shouting over the music that this was a “once-in-a-lifetime alternative.” The music modified and obtained louder, sadly. However ever the performer, Coolidge merely began dancing. It most likely wasn’t the speech she needed, but it surely was definitely memorable. 

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Lizzo and the cast and crew of the Prime Video program “Lizzo's Watch Out For The Big Grrrls” accepts the award for outstanding competition program during the 74th Emmy Awards.

Finest Emmy second: Lizzo and the ‘Huge Grrrls’

Is she on her option to an EGOT? Pop sensation Lizzo received her first Emmy for her Amazon actuality competitors collection “Watch Out For the Huge Grrrls,” and her acceptance speech didn’t disappoint. “Once I was slightly lady, all I needed to see was me within the media. Somebody fats like me. Black like me. Lovely like me,” she mentioned. And the group went wild. 

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Most awkward Emmy second: ‘Succession’ boss ribs the monarchy

When HBO’s media-empire drama “Succession” took house the largest prize of the night time (excellent drama collection), a repeat of its 2020 win, creator Jesse Armstrong took the chance to get in some barbs at his house nation, the UK. “Huge week for successions,” he mentioned, referencing the death of Queen Elizabeth II and succession of her son, King Charles III. He did word that extra folks voted for “Succession” within the democratic Emmys than in the monarchy with Charles. “I am not saying we’re extra reputable in our place than he’s,” he added. “We’ll depart that to different folks.” Collection star Brian Cox suggested his boss to “hold it Royalist.” 

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Kenan Thompsonperforms a bit with Kumail Nanjiani as “honorary bartender” during the 74th Emmy Awards.

Worst Emmy second: Kumail Nanjiani’s bartending bit

On an evening when a number of speeches from winners had been lower off, it was additional irritating to see so many unfunny comedy bits and montages shoved into the lengthy broadcast. Sadly, Nanjiani’s bit with Thompson and Jason Sudeikis as a foul bartender ought to have been lower. It was solely partially redeemed by the reunion of Thompson together with his Nickelodeon co-star Kel Mitchell of “Kenan & Kel” fame. 

See all of the Emmy winners:‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘The White Lotus’

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