The Emmys 2017 was always bound to be a hotbed of controversy, what with some of the most over-inflated egos in existence converging in one place. There’s just one problem: the internet feeds on controversy. Anything you say and do will be a GIF online in an instant. Thankfully, the denizens on Twitter were on hand to provide a sampling of raised eyebrows, WTF faces and downright bizarre behaviour to the people of the world. Thank you for your service.
From a semi-serious nominee meltdown to a few barbed shots at Barb from Stranger Things (opens in new tab)and a smattering of Westworld (opens in new tab): here are the best reactions to the 2017 Emmys. Be sure to sound off in the comments below about your favourite Emmys moment – and you can see the full list of Emmys 2017 winners here (opens in new tab).
Behold: an award-winning strop
Best moment of the #Emmys so far: Jackie Hoffman yelling "dammit!!" when she lost to Laura Dern pic.twitter.com/euCWaRFsAy18 September 2017
Stranger Things snubs
Yo @HandmaidsOnHulu, really happy for you. I'mma let you finish but @Stranger_Things is one of the best dramas of all time! #Emmys pic.twitter.com/1nBJEHdRur18 September 2017
stranger things didn't win because the academy doesn't like awarding children and young people and they hate winona ryder18 September 2017
What about Westworld?
If you're watching the Emmys, let me help you out. WestWorld should win all the awards and is the best show on tv.18 September 2017
Both Stranger Things and Westworld were eons better than The Handmaid's Tale.18 September 2017
How do you snub Westworld to this degree?!?! I NEED ANSWERS NOW!!!!! #Emmys pic.twitter.com/I8IbfLuUEW18 September 2017
At least Maeve (and mini Maeve) seem pleased
Me and Maeve @WestworldHBO are heading to the #TheEmmys pic.twitter.com/pyXcrRRPVQ17 September 2017
Even if something was a little... off with the Emmys Host
The maze was not meant for you, Host Colbert.@StephenAtHome @colbertlateshow #Westworld #Emmys pic.twitter.com/i6sg5cEJZB18 September 2017
Is Donald Glover the GOAT? Yes. Yes, he is.
Donald Glover is the GOAT at everything he does it's mad inspiring18 September 2017
Donald Glover has succeeded as a writer, actor, comedian, director, and musician. He's talent personified.18 September 2017
Live look at Donald Glover's 2017 trophy case:🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆18 September 2017
Barb is dead. Dead happy to be at the Emmys
The Emmys were great and I can officially confirm that I have a crush on everyone there.18 September 2017
Though not everyone agrees
I decided to boycott the #Emmys when Barb from Stranger Things was nominated and Carrie Coon for The Leftovers wasn’t. What a joke.17 September 2017
BARB was on camera for like 7 min on Stranger Things but she was such a colossal LOSER she got nominated for an Emmy pic.twitter.com/SWEn1ggKVu18 September 2017
Laura Dern won. Thank God.
If Laura Dern doesn't win an Emmy tonight I will shed my human form and haunt Academy of Television Arts & Sciences until the end of time17 September 2017
congratulations laura dern on you well deserved emmy for big little lies you really did that #emmys pic.twitter.com/cMx24dvXNx18 September 2017
AND SO DID SAN JUNIPERO!!!
SAN JUNIPERO WINNING AN AWARD IS THE PLOT TWIST I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR #Emmys18 September 2017
The Emmys even managed to throw up a few monster mash-ups
Who knew? #Demogorgon #Moves #StrangerThings #Emmys pic.twitter.com/zhVKaDaJ3F18 September 2017
Including one of 2017's biggest villains, Sean Spicer
.@seanspicer borrows @melissamccarthy's podium for a surprise appearance at the #Emmys pic.twitter.com/xGOezHygVa18 September 2017
when you're a better Sean Spicer than the real guy. #Emmys pic.twitter.com/rnbscJmu2E18 September 2017
Anna Chlumsky's face when Sean Spicer walked out was all of us! #Emmys pic.twitter.com/3wFQKCultf18 September 2017