Jimmy Kimmel Made Bad Joke At The Emmys

Jimmy Kimmel sparked backlash in the wake of his comedy skit during Monday night's Emmy Awards, as critics accused Kimmel of stealing the spotlight from winner Quinta Brunson.

During the award ceremony, Kimmel and Will Arnett presented the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, with Arnett dragging Kimmel onto the stage, who was pretending to have

passed out from drinking too many margaritas. Arnett quipped that Kimmel had drowned his sorrows backstage due to disappointment, this being the “13th time in a row that he’s lost.”

It was an amusing skit, but the joke was stretched past breaking point when Brunson took the stage to accept the prize for her ABC series Abbott Elementary (her first Emmy),

and Kimmel remained on stage, lying right next to Brunson, making it impossible to capture Brunson’s speech without including Kimmel’s body in the frame.

Brunson made an attempt to rouse Kimmel, jokingly stating, "Jimmy, wake up. I won." Kimmel responded with a thumbs up, but remained on the floor,

seemingly under the impression that his skit was too hilarious to stop. After a few awkward glances downward, Brunson decided to ignore him, and continued with her acceptance speech.