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Here's What Happened When Ramy Youssef Didn't Win the Emmy after Being Nominated for 'Ramy'

Busayo Ogunjimi
Sep 23, 2020
04:00 A.M.
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Ramy Youssef caused a stir on the Emmy Awards night not from winning his various nominations but for uploading a video that went viral in less than an hour.

Ramy Youssef recently took to Instagram to share a somewhat funny and intriguing video. The video simply showed a person in a HAZMAT suit waving and walking away.

The 2020 Emmy Awards was held virtually for the first time. As a result of this, awards were sent to the homes of all nominees by people in HAZMAT suits. This meant that the four nominees who didn't win on each category had to watch the awards leave their homes.

Photo of Ramy Youssef during an episode of Actually Me | Photo: Youtube / GQ


Youssef shared a clip of this experience after he lost in his category. The video showed the award bearer through a glass door while someone laughed in the background.

Another voice could be heard exclaiming as the award bearer waved for a couple of seconds before walking away. The actor's caption simply read:

"when u lose the Emmy."


This video reportedly generated over 500,000 views in 30 minutes as it qualifies as one of the most memorable moments of the 2020 Emmy Awards.

Several comments flowed in on Instagram as people considered it savage for the awards to be taken to all nominees' homes. Some told Youssef that they voted for him, while others said the video was the funniest they had seen in a while.

The director scored a victory as he won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an actor in a Television series in January.


The creator was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series against Anthony Anderson, Don Cheadle, Ted Danson, Michael Douglas, and Eugene Levy, whom he lost the award to.

Youssef told ET earlier this year that winning an Emmy would break new grounds for other shows with content that might not be popular. He added that:

"...To create a reference point for success off of something that would not have been greenlit five years ago would be really exciting."


The "Ramy" star reportedly responded to his nominations by thanking God as his show was the first Muslim American sitcom to receive an Emmy nomination.

However, the director scored a victory as he won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an actor in a Television series in January. This reportedly came as a surprise to him and many.


The series, "Ramy," is centered around a Muslim American who has a hard time balancing his religious and cultural beliefs within his New Jersey community.

Youssef was also nominated for Outstanding Directing on an episode of the hit Hulu series while his co-star Mahershala Ali was recognized for his supporting role in season 2. The co-creator reportedly ended up losing out to the cast and crew of "Schitt's Creek."


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