The 71st Emmy Awards Sunday night featured big wins for "Game of Thrones," "Fleabag" and "Chernobyl" and, of course, moments that left the internet buzzing.
Here are a few things you might have missed at the 2019 Emmys.
Jharrel Jerome, who won the award for lead actor in a limited series, thanked "The Exonerated Five." Jerome portrayed Korey Wise, one of five men wrongfully convicted of raping a woman in 1989, in "When They See Us." The five men were in attendance at the ceremony and stood as Jerome thanked them.Emmys 2019: Full list of winners
Felicity Huffman was the butt of a joke. Commentator Thomas Lennon joked, "The producers have asked me to give a special shout-out to any of our previous lead actress winners who are watching tonight from prison. Hopefully those two weeks are going to fly right by. Keep your chin up." The shade of it all.
Billy Porter was the first openly gay black man to take home the award for lead actor in a drama. Porter, who plays Pray Tell in "Pose," said, "It took many years of vomiting up all the filth that I had been taught about myself, and halfway believed, before I was could walk around this earth like I had the right to be here. I have the right, you have the right ― we all have the right."
Patricia Arquette spoke out on behalf of transgender rights. Arquette, who won for her supporting role in "The Act," paid tribute to her sister, Alexis, a transgender actress who died in 2016. "Trans people are still being persecuted," Arquette said. "I’m in mourning every day of my life, Alexis, and I will be for the rest of my life for you, until we change the world so trans people are not persecuted — and give them jobs. They’re human beings, let’s get rid of this bias we have everywhere."
Michelle Williams advocated for equal pay. "Thank you so much to FX and Fox 21 studios for supporting me and for paying me equally, because they understood that when you put value into a person, it empowers that person to get in touch with their own inherent value, and then where do they put that value, they put into their work," said Williams, who won the award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for her role as Gwen Verdon in "Fosse/Verdon." She continued, "And so the next time a woman and especially a woman of color, because she stands to make 52 cents on the dollar compared to their white male counterpart, tells you what she needs in order to do her job, listen to her, believe her, because one day she might stand in front of you and say thank you for allowing her to succeed because of her workplace environment, and not in spite of it."