This year’s Emmys were full of surprises – from Billy Porter being the first openly gay black male winner to Jason Bateman absolutely straight-manning his own surprise victory. But one that the internet has only just picked up on is Christina Applegate’s red-carpet antics – and many believe that she, too, deserves an award.
When asked some pretty basic questions by what many are calling incompetent red carpet interviewers, Applegate came back with some pretty savage responses, and social media is going wild. Want to see what went down? Read on.
The ceremony is designed to celebrate excellence in the making of television over the past year – and 2019 gave the judges some pretty rich pickings.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge won not one, but three awards for her iconic Fleabag, while Jodie Comer had a shock win for Best Actress in Killing Eve.
Billy Porter also made history, becoming the first Lead Actor winner who is both black and openly gay.
Jason Bateman beat out Game of Thrones to win Best Director for Ozark – and he was a surprised and disbelieving as anyone!
This year’s Emmys also gave us another true icon, in the form of Chistina Applegate.
She may be best recognized for her role in Anchorman, where she played romantic lead and rival, Veronica Corningstone.
Applegate also played Jennifer Aniston’s incredibly bratty sister, Amy Green, in several episodes of Friends.
She’s one of the very best interviewees out there – not least because she seems to not have a filter, like, at all.
Applegate was nominated this year for her role in Dead to Me.
The Netflix original had an extremely positive reception when it was released this year and season two is reportedly already filming.
Many complained that the red-carpet interviewers this year seemed particularly wooden and unprepared – and it was Applegate, of all people, who chose to call them out.
Jenny McCarthy. The Fox host got off to a bad start when chatting to Applegate on the red carpet.
For reference, McCarthy is one year younger than Applegate.
Trying to act like she watched her on television when she was a little girl is, at best, a not-so-subtle attempt at throwing shade, and, at worse, an example of how under-researched McCarthy was.
McCarthy then asked Applegate how it felt to be nominated for Lead Actress for the first time.
The problem is, it wasn’t – she’s been nominated multiple times for Samantha Who? – and wasn’t afraid to remind McCarthy.
She quickly moved on to her next victim, E! News interviewer, Giuliana Rancic.
When asked if she wanted to say hello to her daughter, Applegate calmly stated that she doesn’t watch E! Ouch.
People of the internet have gone wild for Applegate’s straight-to-the-point method of trolling.
Have you ever seen anything quite so uncomfortable?
It looks like Applegate would rather be anywhere else but here.
The way that the interviewers seemed so insincere and underprepared for one of the biggest television events of the year means they really deserve what’s coming to them.
Perhaps next year, Applegate will be nominated for best comedy performance for this very moment.
Her insistent claim to be so much younger than Applegate isn’t just rude – it’s easily contested and only serves to make McCarthy look stupid.
McCarthy doesn’t have a great reputation in terms of making smart decisions, after all…
Maybe this is why Applegate is nominated for an Emmy while McCarthy is interviewing her, hey?
Racuc’s interview style was also under fire – and likely it’s Applegate’s interview that cemented peoples’ opinions.
Although it wasn’t totally Applegate’s night.
Yet again, she lost the Emmy – meaning she’s still without one under her belt.
But we’re sure that her year will come. She deserves it!
We never knew it before, but being roasted by Christina Applegate is now up there along with our other biggest (and most irrational) fears.
Sure, she’s pretty brutal – but only to those who absolutely deserve it.
People out there are realizing that they’ve been Christina Applegate stans all along.
And if you haven’t yet watched her amazing Netflix show, keep scrolling to learn everything you need to know.