The whole cast took to the stage to accept the Comedy Series award, but it was TV chef-turned-actor Matheson who grabbed the microphone.
“I just want to thank restaurants as a whole, hospitality as a whole,” the Neil actor began. But before he could finish, Moss-Bachrach – who plays Cousin Richie on the show – grabbed Mattheson by the sides of his head and pulled him in for a lengthy smooch, causing shocked reactions from their cast mates and cheers from the audience.
“I love you Ebon,” a slightly stunned Matheson said after the kiss. After regaining his composure, Matheson continued: “I just love restaurants so much. The good, the bad, it’s rough. We’re all broken inside and every single day we’ve got to show up and cook and make people feel good by eating something and sitting at a table, and it’s really beautiful, and all of us here get to make a show together.
“We get to make people feel good or filled with anxiety… But this is really amazing. The beautiful cast and crew. There’s so many people that make this show happen every single day, and it’s really beautiful.
“It’s hard work. It’s early hours, we don’t see the sun for three months. Shooting on a soundstage is really cool. I’ve never been on one before. I’ve never acted before.”
Mattheson also serves as a producer on the show.
Before appearing on The Bear, he featured on food shows including Vice’s Munchies, Dead Set on Life and It’s Suppertime, as well as the YouTube series Cookin’ Somethin’ W/Matty Matheson and Stupid F*cking Cooking Show.
Among The Bear’s Emmy trophies, Ayo Edebiri won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Jeremy Allen White won Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Moss-Bachrach won Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.