Ramy Youssef Shares Hilarious Video of Emmy Loss!

Ramy Youssef is giving fans an inside look at what it’s like to lose at the virtual 2020 Emmy Awards.

Shortly after losing Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series to “Schitt’s Creek” star Eugene Levy, the “Ramy” actor posted a hilarious video of a hazmat suit-wearing presenter waving from outside his house.

“when you lose the emmy,” the 29-year-old captioned the funny clip.

Youssef was also nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series but lost to Andrew Cividino and Dan Levy of “Schitt’s Creek.”

Though he did not take home the prize, the stand-up comedian’s Hulu program made history as the first Muslim-American show to be nominated for an Emmy.

In a July interview with The New York Times, Youssef expressed excitement — and hesitation — regarding his show’s widespread acclaim.

“The whole thing is jarring. Even winning the Golden Globe [in 2019], it’s so weird. It’s like, now you’re closer to winning the statue — this gold statue,” he said. “The whole thing feels like it’s a weird ancient ritual, like half deserved and half random and half, how good was the food at your [For Your Consideration] event. I mean, the whole thing is profound and silly.”

With the success of “Ramy,” Youssef hopes that networks will take a chance on other shows with “specific” and “narrow” subject matters.

“I’m excited for all the shows to come that can use this as a reference point. When a network is trying to tell them that they’re not famous enough or it’s too specific, I don’t think that can be an excuse when you see the kind of recognition that we’ve been able to get.”

Aside from Youssef’s acting and directing nods, “Ramy” co-star Mahershala Ali also received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series but lost to “Schitt’s Creek” actor Dan Levy.


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