The 7 funniest (and cutest) moments from the 2020 Emmy Awards

Fires, 'Friends' reunions and alpacas – here's your look at the comedy moments from the socially distanced awards show

Why are Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox at home with you? Jimmy Kimmel asked Jennifer Aniston. ABC
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The auditorium might have been empty and the stars at home in their pyjamas, but there were still plenty of hilarious moments at this year's Emmy Awards...

1. Ageless Jason Bateman

Although the Staples Centre in Los Angeles was empty for the ceremony, Ozark star and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series nominee, Jason Bateman, managed to sneak into the front row amid the celebrity cut-outs. But when spotted by the host, and his real-life friend, Jimmy Kimmel, 51-year-old Bateman replaced himself with a decades old cut out, telling Kimmel it was hard to know when the pic was taken, because "I don't age."

Go to 5.30 seconds in the video above to see the moment.

2. Friendly fire

Jennifer Aniston was on hand to announce the nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, and was put on standby as Jimmy Kimmel sanitised the envelope insisting, “You never know where these accountants hands have been.” However, after setting fire to the envelope, the paper reignited four times, leading a crew member to shout, “Put it out, put it out!”

3. Amy phones it in

Nominated in the Outstanding Unstructured Reality Programme category, although she lost out to Netflix's Cheer, comedian Amy Schumer took to Instagram to tell fans, "So, this video will be played if we win an Emmy."

Ever relatable, she was rocking serious bedhead and lockdown loungewear, along with her husband, Chris and their baby boy, Gene, who was centre stage in his high chair. Amy handed over speech duties to her nanny Jane to do the thank-yous, and was sure to then thank her nanny right back.

4. Alpaca… or Al Pacino?

Fresh Off The Boat star, Randall Park turned up to announce the winner of Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie, with a tuxedoed alpaca as his date, revealing, "I learned that when you read an email too quickly, the phrase, 'You're presenting with an alpaca', looks a lot like the phrase 'You're presenting with Al Pacino'."

5. Roomies and Ross

Fans of legendary show, Friends, were treated to a mini reunion, as Jennifer Aniston, who was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for The Morning Show, teamed up with her real-life besties, Monica and Phoebe, sorry, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow to "provide support" for host, Kimmel.

“Er yeah, we’ve been roommates since 1994, Jimmy,” laughed a bemused Jen, when Kimmel asked what they were doing there, with the host enthusing, “Oh, I didn’t know Ross was there,” when Jason Bateman appeared in the background.

6. Good loser

Ramy Youssef, who was nominated for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Ramy, took to Instagram to share what it looked like to lose out on the award, posting a video of the hazmat-suited Emmy staff member waving and walking away when the Egyptian-American actor lost out to Schitt's Creek's Eugene Levy.

7. Best supporting cast

Zendaya, 24, found herself at the centre of one of the most adorable moments of the evening, when her friends and family almost stole the show from the first-time Emmy winner. Scooping the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for the acclaimed Euphoria, the actress's supporting cast went wild on camera as they celebrated.


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