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The Emmys 2019 recap: The 4 most awkward moments you missed from the show.

There’s something about the Emmys red carpet that always makes me uncomfortable.

You see, from the moment the biggest names in TV start arriving, there’s an elephant in the room. Because… they’re trying to be real people. Rather than the TV characters we all know they actually are.

It’s awkward because they have far more important places to be than the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

Ma’am, you’re literally meant to be in prison.

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"I'm trying to be low key but my sleeves are doing me no favours."

Sir, you're under strict instruction to never leave the wall.

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"I guess I didn't kill her hard enough."
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But, like an obedient audience, we smile and nod patiently and entertain the familiar faces while they pretend to be serious actor people.

Every year, however, there are several uncomfortable moments everyone misses because we're distracted by the glitz and glamour, and/or too busy watching actual TV to watch a TV broadcast of TV awards for TV.

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It's like inception.

But the weird moments deserve their own spotlight. Because celebrities being uncomfortable will never not be entertaining.

So here are the 4 most awkward moments you missed from the 2019 Emmy Awards.

1. When the audience laughed at the Kardashians, who were definitely not making a joke.

It was early on in the show when two members of the Kardashian species - Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner - walked on stage to present the award for Outstanding Reality TV.

Their presenting role was really quite warranted, given that Keeping Up with the Kardashians has given us such outstanding moments as the time Kim lost her earring in Bora Bora and Kourtney said, "Kim, there's people that are dying," but also the time Kris had to yell the words: "Kim, would you stop taking pictures of yourself? Your sister's going to jail!"

It's a masterpiece.

Presenting the Emmy on Sunday night, LA time, Kim opened with, "Our family knows firsthand how truly compelling television comes from real people just being themselves."

Watch Kim and Kendall present at the Emmys. Post continues after video.

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The room filled with the distinct sound of laughter, before Kendall added, "...telling their stories unfiltered and unscripted..."

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We think that's because... no one believes Keeping Up with the Kardashians is unscripted. Which seems fair.

2. When we awkwardly noticed no one was... there.

Oh.

A wide angle shot throughout the event revealed that while the cameras usually do a very good job of making the room look full, there were a lot of empty seats.

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Why is no one... seated?

Can you... imagine. You win an Emmy and look beside you, anticipating a congratulatory hug, and no one's there. 

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WHERE DID EVERYONE GO.

IS THERE A SEPARATE ROOM FOR DINNER Y/N.

3. When the voice-over presenter made a Felicity Huffman jab.

While this year's Emmys didn't have a host, it did have a commentator - actor and comedian Thomas Lennon.

After Ru Paul accepted his award for Outstanding Competition Program, Lennon thought he'd take a moment to acknowledge a certain person in the television industry who was unable to attend the awards night.

"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," he said. "Hopefully those two weeks are going to fly right by. Keep your chin up."

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It's funny because a) she really is in prison, b) she really did only get sentenced to 14 days, and c) it seems entirely plausible that she'd be watching the show from her cell.

Don't you hate when you have an awards ceremony to attend but then you remember you're in jail.

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4. When everyone straight up forgot about Bran.

Given the huge success of Game of Thrones, the Emmys had a celebratory farewell for the show, inviting the cast on stage.

There was Sansa and Arya and Cersei and Tyrion and Jon Snow and Khaleesi and pretty much everyone except for... Bran.

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BRAN WON THE IRON THRONE. HE LITERALLY WON THE SHOW.

WE HAD TO LISTEN TO HIM BE VAGUE FOR SEVERAL SEASONS AND WERE LEFT WITH APPROXIMATELY ONE MILLION QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THE THREE-EYED RAVEN HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH HOW THE SHOW ENDED, BUT NONETHELESS, HE WON THAT BLOODY THRONE.

Then the Emmys celebrates the series and he... is left... in the audience?

It's the goddamn saddest thing I've ever seen.

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Something tells me that after eight seasons perhaps no one could be... bothered. With Bran's... sh*t.

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As the ceremony ended, the winners of the awards went into the night to celebrate.

But something tells us that as soon as the cameras were off, they dropped the pretence and became who they really are: the characters they play on TV.

Did Drogon save you?

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