Kit Harington was nominated for the best supporting actor in a drama award. When it was the time for his name to come up, the on-air graphic misspelled his last name. It’s Harington with only one “r,” not two. “Thrones” fans were not happy to see Harington snubbed twice in one night: first by the mistake, and second by the Academy.
Sally Field begun to thank the production crew and her fellow actors on "Brothers & Sisters," but then her speech shifted over to mothers who were waiting for their children to come home from war. After resounding applause from the audience, things got weird when Sally began mumbling and stuttering, saying "Those are good days into war they... yeah, oh god... I forgot what I was going to say... um..." She followed by declaring, "If the mothers ruled the world, there would be no god-damned wars in the first place." By then, FOX had already hit play on their "get off the stage" music!
During an unrehearsed skit, Heidi pretended to swoon, falling into co-host Tom's arms. The only problem? Tom dropped the leggy model, which caused her to hit the ground, hard. Backstage later, the pair showed off Heidi's magnificent bruise from the accidental fall.
The TV Academy’s official Twitter account completely misidentified Terrence Howard as Cuba Gooding Jr. Howard was a presenter, Gooding Jr. a lead actor in a limited series nominee. The tweet has since been deleted.
As Julia Louis-Dreyfus walked towards the stage to accept her award for best lead actress, Bryan Cranston grabbed her and kissed the shocked star passionately. For viewers who were just tuning in, the kiss might have seemed like an unwanted advance, but audience members were in on the joke. Earlier, when Julia and Bryan presented the award for best lead actor in a comedy, Julia joked that Bryan looked oddly similar to an actor she worked with on "Seinfeld," which made Bryan remind her that he was that actor and that the two had even shared a kiss on-screen.
Jon Hamm finally won the Emmy for outstanding lead actor for his performance on "Mad Men" at the 67th awards show in 2015. To accept his statue, the actor approached the stage and then decided to crawl over it instead of taking the stairs, leaving the audience to witness his backside in full glory.
After introducing TV Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys in 2014, Sofia Vergara was asked to stand on a revolving platform while Bruce spoke about the academy's innovation and dedication to diversity, adding, "What truly matters is that we never forget that our success is based on always giving the viewers something compelling to look at." While the skit was intended to be funny, many criticised it as sexist.