Those tuned into the virtual Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday night on Fxx were surely puzzled when the announcement came for the winner of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. While Ron Cephas Jones
was the confirmed winner for his turn in NBC
’s beloved “This Is Us
,” heading into its fifth season this November, the editor, and the voiceover, didn’t quite get it right. The awards announcer actually named Jason Bateman
as the winner, for his performance in “The Outsider
,” but the show meanwhile displayed a title card for Cephas’ win as William Hill
in “This Is Us
The production team managed to correct the error with a card after the fact announcing that Cephas was, indeed the winner, and an announcement from the Television Academy with the correction was made in the virtual media center.
It wasn’t the first flub for the Emmys team on Saturday night.