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Jimmy Kimmel Reveals 'Weirdest' Part of Hosting the Virtual Emmys

Jimmy Kimmel is back in the studio to film his show Jimmy Kimmel Live after a summer vacation and he’s opening up about the Emmys!

The 52-year-old late night host opened up about the “weirdest” part of hosting the virtual Emmy Awards while giving his opening monologue on Monday (September 21).

“The weirdest part of hosting this show was, when it was over, there are usually parties and everyone is carrying their Emmys around. Everyone’s happy, everyone’s celebrating. This year, the show ended and it was like ‘well, I guess I’ll go into my car – and drive home,’” he said. “Doing an awards show, where all the winners are at home, is a strange experience. It was probably the first time in history that someone won an Emmy and then, ten minutes later put a load of laundry in the dryer.”

Jimmy joked about hosting the lowest rated Emmys ceremony ever, but said a big positive of the night was raising $2.8 million for charity.

Emmys 2020 Ratings Hit a New, Historic Low

A record-low number of people watched the 2020 Emmy Awards, which went off as a virtual awards show amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The show garnered just 6.1 million viewers on Sunday night (September 20), as it went up against an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. The NFL game had over 8 million viewers, Deadline reports.

Last year’s Emmys hit a record low at the time with 6.9 million viewers. It looks like, this year was hundreds of thousands of viewers short of that number.

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the star-studded event that featured many celebrities – most of whom stayed at home to watch the festivities.

You can check out our full coverage of the 2020 Emmy Awards right here if you missed it.

DID YOU WATCH the Emmy Awards??? What did you think???

Leslie Jones Calls Emmys 2020 Boring as Fans Think She's Slamming 'Schitt's Creek'

Fans thought Leslie Jones was slamming Schitt’s Creek after she indicated she was bored watching the 2020 Emmys.

If you missed it, Schitt’s Creek had a huge, historical night at the awards show.

It all started when Leslie tweeted, “Ugh why do I bother watching the Emmys!”

A follower then tweeted back, “Don’t knock it until you watch it. #SchittsCreek is a fantastic show,” and Leslie responded, “🙄 girl miss me with bullsh*t,” and added “NOPE.”

Click inside to see what happened next and how Leslie continued to respond…More Here! »

Here's What the Emmy Awards Censored During Laverne Cox's Speech

Laverne Cox was censored at the 2020 Emmy Awards.

The Orange is the New Black actress took to the stage during the virtual ceremony on Sunday (September 20) to present the award for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.

“Good evening everyone,” Laverne started. “I am living proof of the American dream that anyone in this country can lose the Emmy four years in the same category and yet somehow end up on this stage presenting an award to someone who probably didn’t …”

At that point, Laverne‘s mic was cut off and viewers missed a few seconds of what she was saying.

“What happens to an American dream deferred?” Laverne then continued. “Does it shrivel up like a raisin in the sun? Stick to the script Laverne, stick to the script. And now here are the nominees for Writing in a Drama Series.”

Despite not being presented live, the Television Academy released the clip of Laverne‘s presentation, revealing what she said in those few seconds.

According to their footage – which you can see below – Laverne said “presenting an award to someone who probably didn’t effing vote for me.”

Laverne literally said “effing” – she didn’t actually use the curse word. As of right now, it’s unclear why the sound was cut from her speech for that brief moment.

FYI: Laverne is wearing a Kim Kassas Couture look.

Catherine O'Hara Reveals How 'Schitt's Creek' Character Moria Rose Would Accept Emmy Award

Catherine O’Hara is a winner!

The 66-year-old won her first acting Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at the 2020 Emmy Awards on Sunday (September 20) for her portrayal of Moira Rose on Schitt’s Creek.

After the ceremony, Catherine joked that her outlandish and over the top character “would have accepted the ‘Emmanuel’ in a very different way.”

“I think Moira would’ve done some kind of acceptance from the bed, like Joan Crawford,” Catherine shared with People. “Something very dramatic. I’m lucky I’m not her. I got to be with my friends.”

Catherine continued: “I love that idea that maybe Moira would have accepted —virtually, with no audience— and imagined they were [giving a standing ovation] in their homes.”

Speaking in her Moira accent, Catherine imagined the Rose matriarch saying something like, “‘Please, sit down! Please, sit down! I must continue! Please! I have some thank yous!’”

Schitt’s Creek was the big winner of the night, sweeping all seven trophies in the Comedy categories.

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Amy Sherman-Palladino Tuned Into Emmy Awards 2020 From an Iconic Place!

Amy Sherman-Palladino is taking us back to Stars Hollow!

The 54-year-old Gilmore Girls creator and husband Daniel Palladino tuned in for the virtual 2020 Emmy Awards ceremony on Sunday night (September 20) – and fans were quick to notice that the outside sign from the Dragonfly Inn was hanging in the background of the shot.

As Gilmore Girls fans can remember, the Dragonfly Inn was the name of the inn ran and and owned by Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham).

Amy was only nominated for one category tonight – Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for her show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. In total, the show was nominated six awards, however, Schitt’s Creek swept all seven awards in the Comedy categories.

Gilmore Girls ran for seven seasons, from 2000 to 2007.

Tyler Perry Shares Powerful Message About Diversity While Accepting Governors Award at Emmys 2020 - Watch Now!

Tyler Perry is the recipient of the Governors Award at the 2020 Emmy Award.

The 51-year-old director, producer, and writer took to the stage during the virtual ceremony on Sunday (September 2) to accept the honor.

In his acceptance speech, Tyler shared a family story about his grandma giving him a quilt, that had a major significance in his life.

“When I was about 19 years old, I left home and my grandmother, she gave me a quilt that she had made,” Tyler recalled. “And this quilt was something I didn’t really care for. It had all these different colors and these different patches in it. And I was quite embarrassed by it. I had no value in it at all.”

Years later at an antique store, Tyler came across a similar quilt. The salesperson then told him a story about the quilt, which came from a freed slave woman.

“I became so embarrassed,” Tyler admitted. “Here I was, a person who prides myself on celebrating our heritage, our culture, and I didn’t even recognize the value in my grandmother’s quilt. I dismissed her work and her story because it didn’t look like what I thought it should. Now, whether we know it or not, we are all sewing our own quilts with our thoughts, our behaviors, our experiences, and our memories.”

Tyler continued, “I stand here tonight to say thank you to all of the people who are celebrating and know the value of every patch, and every story, and every color that makes up this quilt that is our business, this quilt that is our lives, this quilt that is America.”

“Because in my grandmother’s quilt, there are no patches that represented Black people on television,” Tyler concluded his speech. “But in my quilt, her grandson is being celebrated by the Television Academy. I thank you for this. God bless you.”

You can check out the full list of 2020 Emmy winners here.