Major mishap averted as Emmy attendees rush to help Geena Davis after she tripped on her gown

In an embarassing moment, the 74th Emmys saw Geena Davis tripping over her long yellow gown but fans are still in awe of her

Major mishap averted as Emmy attendees rush to help Geena Davis after she tripped on her gown
Geena Davis tripped while walking up the Emmy steps to receive the Governors Award (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/NBC)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In an embarassing moment, the 74th Emmys saw Geena Davis tripping over her long yellow gown on live TV. The mishap happened when the activist and producer was walking up the steps to accept the Governors Award on behalf of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media on Monday, September 12.

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The 66-year-old was walking up to the stage when she got tangled in her dress before several people came to her help, including comic Martin Short. Geena told the audience, "Thank you so much!" adding, "I tripped over my own dress!"

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The Governors Award is given to individuals and organizations that have made significantly contributed to the arts and/or science of television.

Geena Davis attends the 74th Primetime Emmys at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Geena Davis looked stunning in yellow as she attends the 74th Primetime Emmys (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Fans on social media were quick to point out how many rushed to her aid. One Twitter user wrote, "The way Geena Davis just beckoned and three men rushed to help her…queen shit." Another wrote, "Martin Short running like 50 feet to try to help Geena Davis up onto the stage only for someone closer to actually do it. The most Martin Short thing I've ever seen."

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A third chimed in, "Geena davis asked for help getting up the stairs to accept her award and 4 men in suits flocked to her… that was hot #Emmys2022."


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The president and CEO of the Geena Davis Institute, Madeline Di Nonno, also accompanied Geena to accept the honor. The actress said, "We are incredibly honored to receive this award from the Board of Governors in recognition of our work," adding, "We know that in many sectors of our society true gender equality may take many years to achieve, but there’s one space where parity can be reached virtually overnight: on screen."

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(L-R) Geena Davis and Madeline Di Nonno accept the Governors Award for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media from Shonda Rhimes (L) onstage during the 74th Primetime Emmys at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
(L-R) Geena Davis and Madeline Di Nonno accept the Governors Award for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media from Shonda Rhimes (L) onstage during the 74th Primetime Emmys at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The Governors Award selection committee co-chair Kim Taylor-Coleman hailed the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in an online statement for "fighting for equality and representation, long before it was comfortable to take that stand." The committee co-chair Michael Spiller added, "The institute's work continues to result in real-world changes that have an impact far beyond the soundstages and locations we show up at every day."
 
Meanwhile, Geena has been active in her work fighting gender bias on and off screen in Hollywood, for which she was was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Oscars in 2019. The Governors Award has been bestowed earlier to stars such Tyler Perry and Debbie Allen.

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Geena made her acting debut in the film 'Tootsie' (1982) and went on to star in 'The Fly' (1986), 'Beetlejuice' (1988) and the drama 'The Accidental Tourist' (1988), which fetched her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She is known for her work in 'Thelma & Louise' (1991) and 'A League of Their Own' (1992), for which she received nominations for the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award, respectively..

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After her role in 'Ava' in 2020, Geena took a break from acting to focus on fighting for opportunities for women on screen. As per The Sun, she is filming a new thriller directed by Zoe Kravitz, titled 'Pussy Island'.

The actress is a mom of three children, with ex-husband Reza Jarrahy.

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