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The latest awards ceremony to go “virtual” amid ongoing lockdown restrictions was Sunday night’s Emmys, which saw Watchmen, Succession and Schitt’s Creek win big. But the ceremony was actually a lot more successful than many expected.
Here are seven highlights from this year’s digital Primetime Emmys.
1. Viewers were treated to a Friends reunion
For best actress nominee Jennifer Aniston, the Emmys provided the perfect opportunity to invite some Friends round.
While Aniston chatted with Kimmel during one segment half-way through the show, a familiar figure wandered into shot.
“Oh! Courteney’s there?” asked Kimmel after spotting Courteney Cox, who played Rachel’s roommate Monica for a decade on the comedy series.
“Of course I’m here, we live together!” replied Cox. “Yeah, we’ve been roommates since 1994 Jimmy, hello?” added Aniston, referring to the year Friends launched.
And then, as if it couldn’t get any better, Phoebe made an appearance to complete the triptych, and the internet promptly went into meltdown.
2. Jimmy Kimmel struck the perfect tone
Overall, Kimmel did a great job of keeping everyone entertained while still acknowledging the bizarre nature of this year’s ceremony.
The empty chairs in the eerily-quiet Staples Center in Los Angeles were filled with cardboard cut-outs of celebrities, to make up for the lack of an audience.
Footage of previous Emmy audiences laughing and cheering was cut between Kimmel’s jokes in an attempt to give the show some atmosphere, which worked surprisingly well.
3. Zendaya was euphoric about her win
Zendaya made history with a surprise win for best drama actress, becoming the youngest ever winner in that category.
The actress and her family’s ecstatic reaction to her win provided one of the most gif-able moments of the night.
4. Guest presenters kept the mood light
Actor Randall Park from Fresh Off the Boat was upstaged by his co-host – an alpaca wearing a bow tie.
“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’,” he joked.
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