If you're looking for a happy story about Sandra Oh, keep scrolling. (Her mom is adorable, her outfit was stunning and she made history by getting nominated! Woo hoo!) Unfortunately for Oh and her fans, she lost out in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category to "The Crown" star Claire Foy, who even gave a shoutout to the woman that would have been the first actress of Asian descent to win in the category. It was the sixth Emmy loss for the actress, who was previously nominated in the Supporting Actress category for her work on "Grey's Anatomy."
The "Westworld" star stunned viewers with her age-defying beauty on the red carpet, then blew them away with her confidence while accepting the Emmy for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
"I don't even believe in God but I'm going to thank her tonight," she began, and then appeared to drop an F-bomb on NBC while starting to express her gratitude for being "so blessed."
This moment flew under the radar, but we imagine it will be trending on Twitter once more people catch on to Donald Glover hanging out in the audience as a white character from his hit FX comedy series "Atlanta." Glover played the character, Teddy Perkins, in an episode that garnered five of the series' 16 Emmy noms. Viewers spotted Perkins give a congratulator hug to Bill Hader when he won for his performance in "Barry," and then later in the evening was back in his seat with no makeup on.
Regina King Is First Person of Color of the Night to Win an Emmy
The actress picked up her third Emmy, this time for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Netflix's "Seven Seconds," and Twitter was here for it, especially since she was the first person of color to win a trophy Monday night.
"Really? Say word," the actress said to kick off her improvised speech. "Wow, I didn't have nothing to say because I wasn't really expecting this, but I am so grateful television academy. Y'all are my friends, my peers, thank you, thank you, thank you."
"This is amazing," she continued. "I wanna curse right now. This is good."
There are very few people you will find in Hollywood that literally everybody roots for. Regina King is one of those people. When she wins -we all win! Congratulations, sis!!!! 🎉🎉🎉@ReginaKing #Emmys pic.twitter.com/txbihw5ktl
Someone finally took advantage of being the center of the world's attention at one of these big Hollywood award shows and proposed to the love of their life. While accepting the Emmy for director of a variety special, this past year's Oscars director, Glenn Weiss, asked girlfriend Jan Svendsen to marry him.
"You wonder why I don't like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife," Weiss said.
She said yes after he slipped his mother's ring on her finger on stage. It was beautiful, and Twitter generally agreed. Even Netflix's Twitter account shed a tear, which blew our minds, because we didn't think streaming services had feelings. But now we're woke.
Despite the undeniable sweetness of the moment, a lot of viewers couldn't help but wonder what kind of TV history would have been made if she said, "Nah, I'm good."
This TV icon can do no wrong and the 96-year-old actress got a standing ovation when she was introduced, because of course she did, she's Betty White. The star of television classics "The Golden Girls" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" has racked up a stunning 21 Emmy noms and five wins over the course of her seven-decade career.
"Little did I dream then that I would be here, and it's incredible that I'm still in this business, and you are still putting up with me," she said. And Twitter went nuts celebrating her awesomeness.
"American Horror Story" star Angela Bassett didn't need to do much to catch everyone's attention. In fact, she just needed to put on a dress and be herself, because that alone had people marveling over how she looked so damn good at -- ready for it -- 60 years old. She presented an award alongside 38-year-old comedian Tiffany Haddish.
The "Killing Eve" leading lady arrived with the possibility of taking home not just her first Emmy, but making history as the first woman of Asian descent to win Outstanding Actress in a Drama. (She's already the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated, so she's already made history.) Yet it was her date that made the biggest splash. Not only did viewers fall in love with the adorable woman's outfit for the evening, but they loved her earnest affection for her daughter in front of the press.
"I'm so proud of her," Mrs. Oh gushed to Variety, then kissed her daughter on the cheek.
"Oh my God, that happened on film," Sandra joked.
Sandra Oh's mom wore a hanbok to the Emmys! There is a hanbok at the Emmys! Forget K-pop, THIS is the sign that Koreans have arrived. https://t.co/GZCtfBw1GR
Sandra Oh on the possibility of making history tonight: “If there's a way of saying to a young girl, 'You can do this, you can be a part of culture in this way,' I hope to be a part of that. I really do.” #Emmys pic.twitter.com/JOFOBaUfhV
Henry Winkler Wins His First Emmy -- Even Though He Was the Fonz
Yeah, can you believe it? The man who became a television icon for playing greaser Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli on 255 episodes of "Happy Days" finally won an Emmy. After six swings and misses over the course of his very long career, he took home an Emmy for playing an eccentric acting coach on HBO comedy "Barry," which also scored star Bill Hader an Emmy.
Winkler, who was truly ecstatic, relished in the moment and delighted viewers by telling his kids they can go to sleep now since daddy won. His youngest "kid" is 35.
I saw that "Henry Winkler" and "The Fonz" were trending and I really thought he was dead. Now I see that he won an Emmy. This has been an emotional rollercoaster. As a side note, I didn't realize that Fonzie's death would make me as sad as it did for those 5 terrible seconds.