The Emmys' most viral moments and tweets

The 75th Emmy Awards made an already crowded awards season even more exciting. The landmark awards ceremony, which was postponed from September 2023 due to a cast strike, finally aired on January 15 for beloved series including Succession , White Lotus and Beef Brings the long-awaited opportunity to shine.

The final season of "Succession" leads the way with an astonishing 27 nominations, followed by "White Lotus" with 24 nominations, "The Last of Us" with 23 nominations and " Ted Russo" with 21 nominations. Previous nominations.

Hosted by black star Anthony Anderson, this year's show kicked off the ceremony with a nostalgic sing-along that also featured unexpected celebrity cameos.

Ahead, a look at the Emmys' hottest moments and fan reactions.

Mr. Rogers theme opening

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Anderson entered the Emmys via Mister Rogers' living room — yes, literally. The actor took to a set inspired by Mister Rogers' "Neighbors" and sat down at the piano to pay homage to the shows that inspired him as a child, from "The Facts of Life" to "Good Times." Perhaps most unexpectedly, he then moved on to Phil Collins' In the Air Tonight, which featured Travis Barker on drums.

Coolidge thanks 'evil homosexuals'

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After winning her second Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Jennifer Coolidge gave her best acceptance speech in years. When she was told it was over, she made sure to thank "all the evil gays," the murderous White Lotus characters who tried to kill her character Tanya, and many others who originated the now-iconic quote The emoji pays tribute.

Naturally, people on X (formerly Twitter) went crazy for the likes - especially the LGBTQ+ community. "This is why gay people love Jennifer Coolidge," one fan exclaimed. "Jennifer Coolidge finally gave me the credit I deserve," joked another. "The Queen will always be the Queen," one user wrote. “Long live Jennifer Coolidge.”

Tina and Amy return

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Former "Saturday Night Live Weekend Update" hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunited for an Emmy-themed special to present the award for Outstanding Live Variety Special. As with the segment, they introduced each nominee with a slight roast, with Poehler even giving a sly nod to Fey's "Mean Girls" musical while mentioning the Tony Awards.

Of course, X users are looking forward to the duo's reunion and want them to completely take over the show. "Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been there but not hosting!!!" one fan wrote, while another called it "better than any hosting spot anyone could come up with." One fan declared: "Tina Fey and Amy Poehler forever and ever."

Others praised Poehler for making an EGOT joke before the winner of the category received an EGOT.

Elton John wins EGOT

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After winning his first Emmy for the concert special "Elton John Live: Farewell to Dodger Stadium," Elton John is now an EGOT winner. The singer becomes the 19th person to achieve EGOT status, following Viola Davis, who joined the list in February 2023 after winning a Grammy.

It didn't take long for X to celebrate John's achievement with victory GIFs and text. "If Elton John doesn't deserve an EGOT, then who does?" one fan asked. "Sir Elton John welcome to the EGOT family!!!!!" another fan wrote excitedly.

Charlie Puth delivers the eulogy

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The tribute segment at the Emmys began with a family reunion to honor producer Norman Lear. Charlie Puth then performed "See You Again" on The War and the Treaty, which paid homage to Angus Cloud, Leslie Jordan, Tributes to Barbara Walters and others.

In the finale, he gave fans goosebumps by seamlessly transitioning to the Friends theme song "I'll Be There For You," a tribute to star Matthew Perry. "Ugh when Charlie Puth starts singing the Friends theme song," one fan wrote with a crying emoji, while another said, "I'm not emotionally ready for that yet" Get ready for the shift." "Are you trying to make me cry?" one fan asked, nodding to one of Perry's most iconic jokes from "Friends."