The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards concluded on Sunday
night (local time) in Los Angeles. The Crown, Ted Lasso and The Queen’s Gambit
were the favourites for the honours and all the shows won big. Here are the worst
moments from this year’s award show.

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Scott Frank’s two-minute acceptance speech

All the winners had been given a strict 45-second time limit for
their acceptance speeches but Scott Frank makes his own rules. The Queen Gambit’s
director undoubtedly did an amazing job in the show but his speech stretched a
bit too long. The producers made multiple attempts to signal Scott about the
time limit by raising the music voice but Frank refused to comply.

Cedric’s comedy bits were a big failure

While some award show hosts literally have us rolling on the floor
laughing, Cedric simply wasn’t one of those people. Most of his attempts at comedy
fell flat but the worst one of all was the “all flies matter” joke which originates
from the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Michael K. Williams does not win best supporting actor

Voting for the awards ended a week before the demise of the
legendary actor, well known for his portrayal of Omar in HBO’s hit show ‘The
Wire’. The actor was the favourite to win the award having been nominated for
an Emmy on a number of occasions previously but failed to convert them into a
win. Tobias Menzies won the award for his role as Prince Philip on ‘The Crown’
and he wasn’t even present at the ceremony to accept the honour.

A cramped venue

While we recognise that the show organisers would have done their
best to ensure the safety of all attendees by asking for a proof of vaccination
as well as multiple testing reports, the venue was simply too small. Even the
first award presenter Seth Rogen was clearly nervous about the coronavirus
protocols. He said on stage, “There are way too many of us in this
little room.” We agree Seth.

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MJ Rodriguez lost outstanding lead actress in a drama series

The 30-year-old Pose star became the first trans woman in history
to be nominated for a leading actress role. Her performance in the show was simply
excellent and the impact of her work cannot be measured. It sheds light upon
several issues that are rarely talked about. The award was won by Olivia Colman
who is undoubtedly an amazing actress but we believe Rodriguez deserves more.