Gwen Stefani — 2014
Gwen Stefani was presenting the award for Outstanding Variety Series to Stephen Colbert with Adam Levine at the 2014 Emmys…but she totally mispronounced Stephen’s show title as ‘The Colbore Report.’
Bryan Cranston & Julia Louis-Dreyfus — 2014
Years after Bryan Cranston and Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ love affair on ‘Seinfeld,’ he presented her with the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014 — and they shocked everyone by commemorating their reunion with a kiss!
Matthew Perry & Doris Roberts — 2003
Matthew Perry planted a big kiss on Doris Roberts’ lips when he presented her with the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy Award in 2003.
Sofia Vergara — 2014
Sofia Vergara was used as part of an offensive sexist joke that wasn’t the least bit funny at the 2014 Emmys — she was put on a rotating pedestal, showing her body at every angle, as the CEO of the Television Academy said, “What truly matters is that we never forget that our success is based on always giving the viewer something compelling to watch.”
Katherine Heigl — 2007
When Katherine Heigl won an Emmy Award for her role on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ in 2007, she was genuinely shocked — she even mouthed the word, ‘s***’ before taking the stage! “My own mother told me I didn’t have a shot in hell of winning tonight,” she admitted, while accepting the award.
Melissa McCarthy — 2011
The nominees for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series took the stage in beauty pageant style as their names were announced at the 2011 Emmys, and when Melissa McCarthy won, the schtick continued as she was presented with flowers and a crown.
Alan Alda — 1979
Alan Alda was so excited when he won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series in 1979 that he cartwheeled all the way up to the stage.
Kirstie Alley — 1991
Kirstie Alley gave her husband a major shoutout while accepting her Emmy in 1991 — she thanked him for “being the man who has given me the big one for the last eight years.”
Helen Mirren — 2006
When Helen Mirren took the stage to accept her award at the 2006 Emmys, she said she was thankful she didn’t fall “ass over t*t” while making her way to the front. Thanks to her thick British accent, the curse word wasn’t picked up to be bleeped out — and it aired on TV!