However, as Coolidge’s speech began getting played off, she tested the censors by dropping an “oh sh-t” and then pleaded, “Wait hold on! No this is a once in a lifetime thing and I’m full I’m full!”
The music didn’t stop, but that didn’t prevent Coolidge from making the most of the moment. She improvised some hilarious dance moves as the music played her off the stage, getting the crowd to erupt in laughter and applause.
This might not be the last time you see Coolidge on the Emmys stage, either. She is the only major returning cast member for season two of The White Lotus, which is expected to return to HBO in 2023.
Coolidge reprises her role as the lovable and aloof McQuoid alongside an ensemble cast featuring Aubrey Plaza, Michael Imperioli, Theo James, Haley Lu Richardson and F. Murray Abraham.
If The White Lotus does return to contention for season two, it will have to switch to the Drama category instead of Limited or Anthology Series category, per Emmy guidelines.