Public Meltdowns and Profane Dames: 20 Off-the-Hook Emmy Moments

The unforgettable highs, lows and straight-up WTF occurrences that have happened on the TV awards show's broadcasts

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Melissa McCarthy Crowned Best Actress (2011)

In a show of girl-power, all six nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy – including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Edie Falco — stepped onstage when their names were called before the trophy was given out and held hands, pageant-style, awaiting the results. When first-timer McCarthy came out on top for her role on Mike & Molly, she was handed a bouquet of flowers and crowned with a tiara. "Holy smokes! It's my first and best pageant ever!" she quipped before crying. 

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