The Emmys' Most Memorable Moments: Laughter, Tears, Historical Wins, 'The Big One' and More

Emmys Memorable Moments

Whereas the Academy Awards will always have Adele Dazeem, “You like me!” and Sacheen Littlefeather to remember, the Primetime Emmy Award telecasts have delivered memorable TV moments as well.

Now more than seven decades old, the Primetime Emmys have gotten emotional — with historical wins, heartfelt tributes to fallen stars, and even the occasional on-stage question-popping — and they have brought the funny (even if by threatening to asphyxiate a beloved TV icon). Acceptance speeches have left us a bit befuddled, in stitches or, on at least one occasion, blushing.

Bookending the awarding of assorted accolades, there have been production numbers and comedic/”comedic” bits that had us grinning… or audibly groaning. Though maybe nothing on the Emmys has ever measured “up” to the Oscars’ quite infamous Rob Lowe/Snow White bit, phew.

Review our rundown of some of the Primetime Emmys’ most memorable moments, pressing play on handy video links where available, and then chime in with the memories that will always stick with you.

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