Seyfried won for her performance in miniseries The Dropout, about the rise and fall of tech CEO Elizabeth Holmes. James was nominated in the same category for Pam & Tommy, in which James played Pamela Anderson.
On her way to the stage to accept the award, Seyfried’s Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again co-star stopped the actor for a congratulatory peck on the cheek – a moment that Mamma Mia fans reacted to gleefully on social media.
“Lily James kissed Amanda Seyfried as she went up on stage to accept her award and I yelled, ‘Donna and Sophie!!!!’”, posted one user in celebration. Donna and Sophie are mother/daughter characters played by James and Seyfried, respectively, though James plays Donna as a young woman prior to Sophie’s birth.
“Lily James gave Amanda Seyfried a kiss on the cheek on the way up to accept her Emmy— a win for the Mamma Mia community,” wrote another fan.
“I need Mamma Mia 3 now after Lily James kissed Amanda Seyfried on her cheek,” wrote another.
A fan who was rooting for James to win the Emmy award for outstanding actress in a miniseries was still able to enjoy the moment. “Was hoping Lily James would win, but seeing her kiss and congratulate her movie daughter Amanda Seyfried was absolutely adorable!”