2016 Emmy Awards: 10 Important Behind-the-Scenes Moments You Probably Missed

The best Emmys moments are those that happen when the TV cameras are turned away.

This collection of stuff, from Instagram photos to random sightings, proves that the 2016 Emmy Awards on Sunday (Sep. 18, 2016) were no exception to this rule with notable check-ins with Tracee Ellis Ross and Beyoncé.

1. Jimmy Kimmel’s Best Writer (His Daughter) Prepped Him for the Show


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“Last minute #Emmys punch up with my best joke writer,” Kimmel wrote in the photo’s caption.

2. Tracee Ellis Ross Looked So Beautiful that She Decorated Her House with Herself


She also has the iPhone 7. #humblebrag

3. The Modern Family Cast Was Just as Quirky as Usual


#emmyawards icing down has begun

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Folks @sofiavergara truly does have the most beautiful apples. #real🍎🍎

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Thanks to Joan Jimmy’s mom for keeping us alive during the Emmys

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4. Stuntwoman Jessie Graff Blew the Lid Off of Red Carpet Pose Convention

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We see that you’ve found your calling.

5. Aziz Ansari’s Parents Were Still the Cutest

Just wanted to thank these guys for giving me everything and more! #Emmy

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:sob emoji:

6. Kevin Spacey’s Seat Partner Needs to Be on Tinder

Who are you and what have you done with our hearts?

7. John Mayer Played in the House Band

8. James Corden Very Clearly Chose the Wrong Outfit

9. Amanda Abbington’s Purse Was Stolen and Karma Will Prevail

10. Beyoncé Didn’t Show up Because She Was “Sick”


“She wanted to be there,” a source told E! News. “But at the last minute, decided it was better if she stayed home because she really was feeling that bad.”