Some Emmy viewers are outraged after Queen Elizabeth II was excluded from the broadcast’s ‘In Memoriam’ section on Monday.
Spectators called out the 74th award ceremony after the late Monarch, who died on September 8, was among a few of the celebrities missing from the tribute.
The Queen’s life influenced the Emmy-winning Netflix show ‘The Crown,’ which is based on the royals. The show features actresses Claire Foy and Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, representing different stages of the monarch’s life.
Both Foy and Colman won Emmys for their portrayals, and the show also won Outstanding Drama Series – the night’s top award.
‘The in memoriam section didn’t feature Queen Elizabeth, after all she’s done for Olivia Colman,’ one person wrote on Twitter. ‘The Emmys had no moment of silence for Queen Elizabeth, or [didn’t] recognize her passing!’ another wrote.
‘Grease’ actress Oliva Newton-John was also excluded from the tribute, along with ‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian Norm MacDonald.
Singer John Legend performed his new hit song ‘Pieces’ during the tribute portion of the award ceremony. The section recognized actors and actresses who have died, including beloved actor and comedian, Bob Saget.
Some Emmy viewers were upset after Queen Elizabeth II was excluded from the In Memoriam tribute during the 74th Emmy Awards on Monday night
The tribute portion remembered stars that died in 2022, including Betty White and Bob Saget, but also excluded some notable actors. ‘Grease’ actress Olivia Newton-John was also excluded from the tribute, along with ‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian Norm MacDonald
Singer John Legend performed his new hit song ‘Pieces’ during the tribute portion of the award ceremony. As Legend crooned, many took to Twitter to share their dismay that the Queen was not among those honored. ‘The in memoriam section didn’t feature Queen Elizabeth, after all she’s done for Olivia Colman,’ one person wrote on Twitter
Some viewers were curious as to why Queen Elizabeth wasn’t included in the tribute portion of the Emmys. ‘They forgot Queen Elizabeth,’ one wrote. Another added, ‘Shouldn’t Queen Elizabeth be included in the #Emmys2022 in memoriam?’
Queen Elizabeth II influenced the Emmy winning Netflix show ‘The Crown’ that is based off the royals. Claire Foy, pictured, played the youngest version of the Queen when the show first premiered. Foy won an Emmy for her portrayal
Olivia Newton-John and Norm MacDonald were also not recognized during the ‘In Memoriam’ tribute
The late monarch died at 96-years-old and influenced the show ‘The Crown,’ which won a slew of Emmy’s in previous years.
The Crown halted filming after the Queen’s death was announced, was not up for an award this year.
As a mark of respect, filming on The Crown was suspended today. Filming will also be suspended on the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral.’
Filming was due to start in Majorca next week and run until late October following casting for extras for the forthcoming series – but plans changed after news of the Queen’s death broke.
Netflix had reportedly devised a plan, also named Operation London Bridge like the official funeral plan for the Queen, to outline what the production company for The Crown would do in the event of her passing.
Filming for the fifth season resumed after being suspended for one day following the death of Her Majesty, but will halt again on Monday for Her Majesty’s funeral, to be held at Westminster Abbey.
Some viewers weren’t disappointed the award show failed to recognize the late monarch, while others claimed their initial distress was merely ‘sarcasm.’
‘Not famous Emmy winner Queen Elizabeth,’ one commenter wrote as some suggested it wasn’t necessary to remember the Queen at an award ceremony for the television industry.
‘I’m embarrassed,’ another wrote. ‘Viewers are upset the Emmys “snubbed” Queen Elizabeth, leaving her out of the In Memoriam segment. I’m not a doctor – I don’t even play one on TV – but some people have some serious issues. She wore the crown, she wasn’t in the Crown.’
Some viewers weren’t disappointed the award show failed to recognize the late monarch, while others claimed their initial distress was merely ‘sarcasm’
Meanwhile, now King Charles, was made the butt of a joke at the awards ceremony.
Jesse Armstrong, British writer and creator of the hit HBO television series Succession, poked fun at the King days after the death of his beloved mother.
Armstrong, 51, was snatching the award for Best Drama Series when he joked it was a ‘big week’ for successions – a reference to Charles’ succession of the throne – before jesting that there was a ‘bit more voting’ involved in the popular show winning an Emmy.
The television creator said: ‘Big week for Succession. New king in the UK this week for us. Evidently a little more voting involved in our winning than Prince Charles.’
Actor Brian Cox stepped in to say ‘keep it royalist, keep it royalist,’ trying to move the ill-judged joke on.
The creator and writer of the hit HBO television series Succession, Jesse Armstrong (front right), has taken a swipe at Britain’s new king, Charles III, days after he ascended the throne. Actor Brian Cox (front left) stepped in to say ‘keep it royalist, keep it royalist,’ trying to move the ill-judged joke on
King Charles took the throne after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, his mother. (pictured the now King Charles with his mother back in June)
Queen Elizabeth died ‘peacefully’ in Balmoral in Scotland on Thursday at the age of 96. She passed alongside her children, the now King Charles and Princess Anne, who were nearby when the Monarch took a turn for the worse.
Other royals did not make it to her bedside in time. Prince Harry was in the air on his way to Balmoral when the monarch’s death was announced. The Duke of Sussex landed alone at Aberdeen Airport after the announcement of the Queen’s death was already made.
Charles, the Queen’s son and former Prince of Wales, obtained the title of King Charles III, while Prince William and Kate Middleton are now The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.