Last night, the 2023 Emmy Awards finally aired after being postponed last year due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The ceremony celebrated the very best in TV from mid-2022 through the beginning of 2023. So, it covered a lot of really great TV.
Succession, Beef, and The Last of Us all won big at this year's ceremony, alongside The Bear, which cleaned up for its pretty perfect first season.
The Bear took home several of the night's biggest awards, such as Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor, Supporting Actress, and Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach respectively.
The show also broke the record for most Emmy wins in a season for a comedy series with 10 Emmys. The record was previously held by Schitt's Creek in 2020. It also broke the record for most wins for a comedy series in its first season, beating The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and the most wins for any series in its first season, beating The West Wing.
That's all to say it was a GOOD night to be a fan of The Bear, and the cast honestly seemed like they were having the most fun. So, here are just 21 behind-the-scenes moments from the cast of The Bear at the 2023 Emmy Awards that you might've missed:
1.First, when Ayo was asked on the red carpet if her younger self dreamt of attending awards shows like the Emmys growing up, and she gave this honest answer:
2.And, Ayo continued the hilarious running joke that she is the most beloved actor from Ireland by shouting out, well, Ireland:
3. On the red carpet, Ayo adorably helped fix Rhea Seehorn's makeup:
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4. Henry Winkler very wholesomely showed Ayo their selfie he tweeted after they met up at the Critics' Choice Awards:
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Here's the selfie:
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5.Jeremy walked the red carpet and attended this year's ceremony with his dad, who he also mentioned during his acceptance speech:
6.Backstage, Ayo gave shoutouts to people who work both in front of and behind the camera on The Bear:
7.She also joked that she didn't know what else she wrote down because, "I scribbled it in the car":
8.After winning her Emmy Award, Ayo watched in awe as Jeremy won his first Emmy Award for The Bear:
9.And, here she is watching Ebon win his Emmy Award while backstage, too:
10.After winning their back-to-back Emmy Awards, Ayo and Quinta Brunson met up backstage and shared a hug:
11.They were also just in total disbelief about what just happened:
12.Ebon was about to give his thank yous to the Emmys "Thank You Cam" when Jeremy won for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, and he had this joyous reaction:
13.Then, Ayo, Jeremy, and Ebon reunited backstage after all three of them won, and Ebon started to get emotional:
14.In the press room backstage, Jeremy said that getting to see Ayo and Ebon win and speak before his win was "the most fun [he's] had tonight."
15.Jeremy and Ayo took pictures together after getting their engraved Emmys alongside their parents:
16.And then, Ayo handed off her personal camera to someone so she could get a film shot of her and Jeremy with their awards:
You can watch more of both of those moments below:
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17.While Ayo answered a question in the press room about her viral Letterboxd account, Ebon took his phone out and started taking pictures of her like a proud dad:
18.Here's Jeremy and Ayo posing with their Emmy Awards at Disney's Emmys afterparty:
19.Matty Matheson snapped this pic of Ebon, Jeremy, and Ayo after the Emmys with the caption, "I love them all so much":
20. When the cast was kind of awkwardly asked if Syd and Carmy would end up together romantically on The Bear, and honestly, this is peak comedy:
the way jeremy checks his watch and ayo loses it 😭 THEYRE NOT FUCKING SLICK pic.twitter.com/puXSKzP4GN
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21.And finally, while this technically didn't happen behind the scenes, but rather on stage, here's Ayo's hilariously perfect reaction to Ebon and Matty kissing on stage after their Outstanding Comedy Series win:
Check out the rest of our Emmys coverage here.