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.