Emmy Awards 2020: Seven highlights from the ceremony

Jimmy Kimmel at the Primetime Emmy Awards
Image caption,Kimmel announced many of the winners as the nominees stayed at home

If there’s one word that makes everyone groan and roll their eyes these days, it’s “virtual”.

Generally, it appears in front of activities which used to be fun. Virtual pub quizzes, virtual festivals, virtual stag and hen parties and virtual concerts all became the norm during lockdown.

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.

“The Emmys themselves are not eligible to actually win an Emmy, but the Herculean task of pulling this off the way they have would deserve one,” said Deadline’s Pete Hammond.

Here are seven highlights from this year’s digital Primetime Emmys.

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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. https://cingengkali.com/

“Lisa Kudrow, you live there too?!” asked Kimmel in a state of disbelief. “Uhh… yeah? Where else would I live?” the star replied.

Sadly the boys were nowhere to be seen but you’ve got to take what you can get in 2020 and half a Friends reunion is better than no Friends reunion.

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