Viewers have been left outraged after hearing Jimmy Kimmel's "tone deaf" joke at Sunday night's Emmy Awards...
Sunday nights Emmy's looked slightly different than normal.The show was the latest awards ceremony to go "virtual" amid ongoing lockdown restrictions, but it definitely didn't disappoint.
The ceremony was actually a lot more successful than many expected.With many praising it for being better than the typical, and sometimes boring, Hollywood awards ceremony.
There were many highlights from the night...
Including the moment Ramy Youssef revealed what happens when you lose. Emmy producers were dispatched to the houses of all the major nominees this year - in a hazmat suit. Once the winner was announced, they would receive a knock at their door and their Emmy would be presented to them live... except if they lost, that is.
when you lose the emmy https://t.co/ECkbGcoHBA— ramy youssef (@ramy youssef)1600648306.0
We were even treated to a mini Friends reunion.
Could the night get any better?
Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox will always be there for us! The #Friends' stars made a surprise ap… https://t.co/E4aDXotI8n— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7 Eyewitness News)1600654603.0
With no stars, no carpet, and no audience at the Staples Center, the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards decided to keep one element......a host.
And it seems late-night host Jimmy Kimmel was chosen to host the event...The comedian had previously landed the gig in 2012 and 2016.
But Kimmel had a new challenge returning as the host of the award show...There was no real audience to laugh at his monologue.
And it seems one of his jokes has sparked complete outrage...Viewers really didn't hold back after hearing it.
From the likes of Ozark and Succession, this year's nominees already proved they're worthy of an Emmy.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:- Anthony Anderson, black-ish - Don Cheadle, Black Monday - Ted Danson, The Good Place - Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method - Eugene Levy, Schitt's Creek - WINNER - Ramy Youssef, Ramy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:- Christina Applegate, Dead to Me - Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me - Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek - WINNER - Issa Rae, Insecure - Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:- Jason Bateman, Ozark - Sterling K. Brown, This is Us - Steve Carell, The Morning Show - Brian Cox, Succession - Billy Porter, Pose - Jeremy Strong, Succession - WINNER
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:- Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show - Olivia Colman, The Crown - Jodie Comer, Killing Eve - Laura Linney, Ozark - Sandra Oh, Killing Eve - Zendaya, Euphoria - WINNER
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.- Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown - Laura Dern, Big Little Lies - Julia Garner, Ozark - WINNER - Thandie Newton, Westworld - Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve - Sarah Snook, Succession - Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies - Samira Wiley, The Handmaid's Tale
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:- Nicholas Braun, Succession - Billy Crudup, The Morning Show - WINNER - Kieran Culkin, Succession - Mark Duplass, The Morning Show - Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul - Matthew Macfadyen, Succession - Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid's Tale - Jeffery Wright, Westworld
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:- Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - D'Arcy Carden, The Good Place - Betty Gilpin, GLOW - Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live - Annie Murphy, Schitt's Creek - WINNER - Yvonne Orji, Insecure - Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:- Mahershala Ali, Ramy - Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method - Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - William Jackson Harper, The Good Place - Daniel Levy, Schitt's Creek - WINNER - Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:- Jeremy Irons, Watchmen - Hugh Jackman, Bad Education - Paul Mescal, Normal People - Jeremy Pope, Hollywood - Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much is True - WINNER
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:- Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America - Shira Haas, Unorthodox - Regina King, Watchmen - WINNER - Octavia Spencer, Self Made - Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:-Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America - WINNER -Toni Collette, Unbelievable -Margo Martindale, Mrs. America -Jean Smart, Watchmen -Holland Taylor, Hollywood -Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:-Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen - WINNER -Jovan Adepo, Watchmen -Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend -Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen -Dylan McDermott, Hollywood -Jim Parsons, Hollywood
Outstanding Limited Series:- Little Fires Everywhere - Mrs. America - Unbelievable - Unorthodox - Watchmen - WINNER
Outstanding Comedy Series:- Curb Your Enthusiasm - Dead to me - The Good Place - Insecure - The Kominsky Method - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Schitt's Creek - WINNER - What We Do in the Shadows
Outstanding Drama Series:- Better Call Saul - The Crown - The Handmaid's Tale - Killing Eve - The Mandalorian - Ozark - Stranger Things - Succession - WINNER
Outstanding Variety Talk Series:- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Full Frontal with Samantha Bee - Jimmy Kimmel Live! - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - WINNER - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Outstanding documentary or nonfiction series-American Masters -Hillary -The Last Dance – WINNER -McMillion$ -Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness
Outstanding Competition Program:- The Masked Singer - Nailed It! - RuPaul's Drag Race - WINNER - Top Chef - The Voice
Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series:- Big Little Lies - The Crown - The Handmaid's Tale - Killing Eve - Ozark - Succession - WINNER
Outstanding Television Movie:- American Son - Bad Education - WINNER - Dolly Parton's Heartstrings: These Old Bones - El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend
Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series:- Curb Your Enthusiasm - Dead to Me - Insecure - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Schitt's Creek - WINNER - What We Do in the Shadows
Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special:- Mrs. America - Normal People - Unbelievable - Unorthodox - Watchmen - WINNER
Aside from all the incredible winners...There was one thing that overshadowed the entire night.
During his monologue, Kimmel made a joke that didn't really sit well with viewers.Viewers were far from happy with the star and didn't hold back with their comments.
The jab in question was directed toward fellow late-night host John Oliver.
After Oliver's acceptance speech for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Kimmel took a moment to make a quick joke about calling ICE. Yep, really.
jimmy kimmel joking on the emmys about how he’s going to call ICE and report john oliver is a really bad joke.....— vi 🪐🌙 (@vi 🪐🌙)1600650982.0
Many dubbed the joke as hugely tone-deaf.
For those who don't know, Oliver first came to the United States in 2006 as a correspondent on The Daily Show before becoming a U.S. citizen in December 2019.
flipped on the emmys to hear jimmy kimmel make 1 tragically tone deaf joke about "reporting john oliver to ICE" dir… https://t.co/JcGb2YkVU2— sara wass here (@sara wass here)1600651400.0
It even lead some to turn off the show completely...Yikes.
It's safe to say...
Kimmel has been faced with huge backlash. And this is far from the only time. Scroll on to find out why he was canceled after a "harrowing" clip resurfaced...
jimmy kimmel should be kicked off the show for making an ice joke— sam (@sam)1600650842.0