Tonight’s Emmy Awards, hosted by the normally terrific Jane Lynch, was a little on the boring side this year. But there was one genuinely amazing moment, and it came during the presentation for Best Actress in a Comedy.
When nominee Amy Poehler’s named was called as one of the six contenders, she walked onto the stage in a hilarious gesture. She was joined by her fellow nominees: Edie Falco, Martha Plimpton, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy and Laura Linney. The women held hands and all appeared genuinely excited when Melissa won the award, for her work on Mike & Molly. Seeing these women act so supportive of one another (Amy Poehler in particular has a history of cheering on her fellow female comedy-makers) was refreshing and pretty inspiring.
The one buzzkill? Presenter Rob Lowe called the actresses “Girls,” and told them “there are no losers here.” It was pretty condescending and something that the ladyheroes on stage probably already knew.