Rowling has faced criticism for her remarks on trans women. (Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

What you didn’t see on TV

But here are a few things you didn’t see on TV:

Nominees caught at least a glimpse at the trophy they could have won.

share a story about an incident early on in her career. She explained that a male TV executive who was not Black had explained to her that the show she was pitching was not what Black women wanted to see. “And, you know, one of us got fired after that,” Rae added.” data-reactid=”46″>Rae, a nominee for both acting and producing the HBO series, appeared on the awards show to share a story about an incident early on in her career. She explained that a male TV executive who was not Black had explained to her that the show she was pitching was not what Black women wanted to see. “And, you know, one of us got fired after that,” Rae added.

While there was no real red carpet, Jennifer Aniston and other celebs who appeared on the broadcast went all out.

To prepare, Aniston worked with her mask-clad glam squad, including longtime hairstylist Chris McMillan.

Jennifer Aniston preps for her big moment. (Photo: Instagram)

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Those watching from home took it easier — especially Cousin Greg.

Regina King made history.

tied her with actress Alfre Woodard for the most Emmys won by a Black performer. The role “allowed me to tap into all those things I think are just wonderful about being a Black woman,” King previously told the L.A. Times. “(T)he blueprint that was the inspiration for Angela was probably every Black woman that ever was.”” data-reactid=”77″>The Emmy the Watchmen star snagged for best actress in a limited series was her fourth trophy from the Television Academy. This tied her with actress Alfre Woodard for the most Emmys won by a Black performer. The role “allowed me to tap into all those things I think are just wonderful about being a Black woman,” King previously told the L.A. Times. “(T)he blueprint that was the inspiration for Angela was probably every Black woman that ever was.”

And Zendaya did it, too!

The songstress sent a shoutout to one of the show’s creators, writers and stars, Daniel Levy, who’s made it known that he’s a big fan and included Carey’s track “Always Be My Baby” on the show. Levy and his show had a huge night, sweeping all of the comedy acting awards and best comedy overall.

Vivica A. Fox and Giuliana Rancic miss Emmys pre-show.

You might have noticed the absence of the women if you tuned into E!’s pre-show coverage. Both had been scheduled to host, but tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the festivities. They bowed out with short statements, and were replaced by Brad Goreski and Nina Parker.