Emmys 2019: All the best moments - from Fleabag's wins to Patricia Arquette's speech

Rachel McGrath
Jodie Comer: Rex Features

Awards season may traditionally take place in the winter months, but that didn’t stop stars from turning out for the 71st annual Emmys on Sunday night.

Some of the world’s most famous TV writers, directors and actors gathered for the ceremony, which was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

But given that it kicked off at 1am UK time - and was not on television… - you can easily be forgiven for not following the action live.

Here are all the biggest moments you missed…

Gwendoline Christie’s outfit

Christie looked every inch the TV queen (REUTERS)

The Game Of Thrones actor already won plaudits for submitting herself for an Emmy when HBO failed to and showing up at the event, she already looked like a winner.

The star sported a regal-looking red and white gown, paired with slicked back hair and red lipstick.

When the Game Of Thrones cast later presented an award, the Brienne of Tarth actor got by far the biggest cheer of the bunch but unfortunately, missed out on taking home a prize.

Phoebe Waller Bridge’s speeches

The writer and actress took to the stage multiple times, as her work on Fleabag resulted in wins including Lead actress in a comedy series and Writing for a comedy series.

Each time she won, Waller-Bridge appeared to be truly stunned at having done so, gazing down her first award of the night, for writing, and saying: “Look at her!”

“I’d like to say just honestly, from the bottom of my heart, that the reason that I do it is this,” she joked, before sharing her joy at the fact a “dirty and pervy” woman had made it to the Emmys.

Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel's genuinely funny presenting

The television academy followed in their film colleagues’ footsteps, deciding to forego a host for the night.

And when Colbert and Kimmel took to the stage to present an award, they didn’t waste any time in joking about the matter, sharing their mock disgust at being overlooked for the job.

“You know what has a host? Appleby’s has a host,” Kimmel said, adding: “And food.”

“We would have brought food and now you’re going to starve here,” Colbert replied.

Award show “bits” can often fall flat but this hit the mark, actually managing to win laughs in the room too.

RuPaul’s voter encouragement

The TV icon, who will host the first ever UK version of Drag Race next month, used his time on stage to urge viewers to vote.

His rallying cry was the first political moment of the evening.

Everything Billy Porter

The Pose star has fast become an awards season favourite, thanks to stunning red carpet looks and inspiring speeches.

At Sunday's event, he brought his A-game once again, winning in the style department with a seriously extraordinary hat.

He then made history by becoming the first openly gay black man to win in the Lead actor category.

Patricia Arquette’s speech

After winning for best supporting actress in a limited series, Arquette gave one of the most emotional speeches of the evening.

Paying tribute to her sister Alexis, who died in 2016 at the age of 47, the actress highlighted transgender rights.

“Trans people are still being persecuted,” she 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.”

Gwyneth Paltrow looking like she has no idea what Game Of Thrones is

The HBO drama was honoured with a special segment, before the cast made their way on stage to present an award.

But it was Paltrow’s reaction that had fans talking as the actress looked a little… blank.

Oh, Gwyneth. Never change.

Kim Kardashian-West and Kendall Jenner (unintentionally) inspiring laughter

Kardashian-West and her sister Kendall Jenner were tasked with presenting the award for Outstanding Reality TV.

The ladies looked stunning as they shimmied their way onto the stage but their introduction of the category resulted in awkward laughs inside the venue - and it looked like they noticed it.

The line that unintentionally caused laughs? Kim had said: “Our family knows firsthand how truly compelling television comes from real people just being themselves."

Sarah Silverman’s dig at Saturday Night Live

The comedian pretended to be asleep as the programme - which recently hit headlines for all the wrong reasons, as a newly-announced cast member was sacked for racist comments - won an accolade.

As the show’s cast, writers and production team then made their way onto the stage, cameras panned to Silverman, who faked waking up and turned to the person next to her to ask: “What? Who won?”

America discovering Jodie Comer’s Scouse accent

By now, British fans of the Killing Eve actress are well aware that the star’s real accent is a Liverpool one - but that news hasn’t quite spread across the States yet.

Sunday night’s ceremony saw the actress rewarded for her star turn as master of disguise Villanelle.

When she took to the stage to collect the prize, plenty of tweets about Comer’s surprising real accent rolled in:

In her speech, Comer praised the women she was nominated alongside, including her Killing Eve co-star Sandra Oh.

"I cannot believe I'm in a category alongside these women, one of them who is my co-star, Sandra Oh," she said. "Sandra, safe to say, this has been a whirlwind.

"I'm lucky to have shared the whole experience with you."

Comer also admitted she did not invite her parents to the Emmys as she never expected to win.

"I didn't think this was gonna be my time." she said. "One, I'm sorry and two, I love you. I'm gonna bring it home."

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