Emmys 2019: From Brian Cranston's kiss to Sofia Vergara objectified on revolving pedestal, the 5 most controversial moments
While we're all excited for the Emmy Awards, let's take a walk down memory lane and look back at a few of the most jaw-dropping controversial moments to happen in Emmy history.
The Primetime Emmy Awards 2019 is just around the corner, and while the event might not make the list of wildest award shows, there were quite a few controversial incidents that are considered shocking, cringeworthy and might have gone way too far than we expected.
While we're all excited for the awards this weekend, let's take a walk down memory lane and look back at few of the most jaw-dropping controversial moments to happen in Emmy history.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston’s 2014 kiss
Julia and Bryan's impromptu kiss is considered to be a fan favorite. During the 66th Primetime Awards, while Julia walked to the stage to accept her award for the best lead actress in a comedy for her role in 'Veep', Bryan surprised everyone by pulling Julia in for a passionate kiss. Julia had earlier joked that she didn't remember him, though they worked together in 'Seinfeld' and even shared an on-screen kiss. So he might have done that to jog her memory, because as she accepted the award, Julia joked saying, "Um, yeah, he was on 'Seinfeld'."
Sofia Vergara on a revolving pedestal
During the 66th Primetime Emmys in 2014, CEO Bruce Rosenblum asked actress Sofia Vergara to stand on a revolving pedestal while he continued to speak about diversity. He said, “What truly matters is that we never forget that our success is based on always giving the viewer something compelling to watch.” Vergara then went on to touch her butt, and though it was intended to be funny, that moment received a lot of criticism, with people calling it sexist and that the objectification of Vergara was crude. But she stood by it saying, "Somebody can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself."
Heidi Klum takes a tumble
The Primetime Emmy Awards in 2008 were hosted by a panel of reality TV actors that included Heidi Klum, Tom Bergerson among others. While it was all supposed to be fun and games, during an unrehearsed skit, she pretended to swoon and fall into her co-host Tom's arms. But sadly, he wasn't able to catch her, which resulted in her falling on the floor, which left a nasty bruise on the star.
Groucho Marx grabbed the wrong award
When the 3rd Primetime Emmy Awards aired in 1951, comedian Groucho Marx didn't just host the ceremony but also won an award. Former Miss America Rosemary LaPlanche presented the award to Groucho for most outstanding personality and what he did surprised everyone. Instead of taking the award from her, he shocked everyone by grabbing Rosemary herself and later claimed that he assumed she was the award.
Eddie Murphy and Joan Rivers jaw-dropping act
The 35th Primetime Emmy Awards were hosted by Eddie Murphy and Joan Rivers, and after what the duo did, they were never asked to host the show again. Cracking jokes about a black, a jew, two women and a cripple, Eddie took his entertainment way too far, while Joan also let a few explicit words out during the ceremony. This might have entertained the audience, but it crossed enough boundaries for them to be never asked to host the show again.