Everyone loves an underdog! Award shows have notoriously delivered surprising wins, losses and snubs over the years, but there was possibly never a more surprising night of upsets than the 2007 Emmy Awards.
While the evening was filled with entertaining plot twists, nothing left viewers more shocked than The Sopranos walking away with a sole win for Outstanding Drama Series, despite nabbing 15 nominations.
As the crime drama was airing its season that is final,*)James Gandolfini had been the favourite to collect the trophy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama — delivering what critics named among the best shows into the reputation for tv. The winnings, nonetheless, visited James Spader for Boston Legal.Edie Falco
who portrayed Carmela in the HBO show, don’t fair any benefit, losing Lead that is outstanding Actress Sally Field from Brothers & Sisters. Aida Turturro and Lorraine Braccofor their part, were beat in the Actress that is supporting category Katherine Heigl of Grey’s physiology — a thing that left even Heigl herself speechless.The comedy teams encountered their reasonable share of
upsets that year that is same. Viewers were stunned when Ricky Gervais was announced as the winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Extrasbesting 30 Rock’sAlec Baldwin and Two and a Half Men’sCharlie Sheen . The win also meant a loss for The Office’sSteve Carell for his portrayal of Michael Scott — a role that initially was Gervais’ in the British version four years prior. Carell’s loss was such a twist that Gervais didn’t show up to even the ceremony. Within the England native’s lack, nonetheless, the Anchorman celebrity went on phase to simply accept the prize from presenters
Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart alternatively.In 2008, Gervais went to the
Emmys as a presenter, referencing the year that is previous hijinks in his speech.“It’s great to be here at the
Emmys, the most prestigious show that is award the entire world. I possibly couldn’t come year that is last which is a shame. But I still won. Do you remember?” he quipped. “Thanks for that. It was called by the press a ‘major upset’ this means they thought I Willnot have won.”Gervais then revealed a clip of the
40-Year-Old* that is virgin( star accepting the accolade in his place, saying, “Look at his stupid face. He could n’t actually win one of his own so he stole someone else’s. I don’t think that is the original EmmyI think that’s a remake that is shoddy” the BoJack Horseman alum stated of this hilarious event.“I made you what you are actually and I also have absolutely nothing right back,” he joked, discussing portraying the part of Scott ahead of Carell. “I sat through
Evan Almighty[your film] give me personally my Emmy” [back]Despite being selected each year from 2006 to 2011, Carell never ever took house an
Emmy for their performance that is cringe-worthy as Mifflin’s regional manager.Scroll Down to see more of the biggest Emmy
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