Emmy winner 2022: Jennifer Coolidge has been praised for the ‘iconic’ answer to the dating question

Jennifer Coolidge left reporters speechless when they asked a question about her dating life.

To The White Lotus star took the stage at the 2022 Emmys on Monday night (September 12) to accept her award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, she went backstage for press interviews.

Speak with Access, The 61-year-old actor was asked, “If you could take a picture with anyone, who would it be?”

With a straight face, Coolidge replied, “Well, I was very excited about someone – I can’t tell his name – but I found out today that he’s dead.”

The two stunned interviewers reacted embarrassed with an audible “Oh”.

Since it was shared on Twitter, the clip has gone viral, with adoring fans praising Coolidge for her “iconic” remark.

“She embodies humor. She doesn’t even have to try,” tweeted one.

“The delivery of this line. She’s a genius,” a second tweeted, and a third agreed, “She’s a national treasure.”

“A bloody legend. I love her,” added another.

The awards ceremony drew strong reactions from fans, with some deriding the “terrible” opening dance sequence friends and Law and order: SVU theme songs.

And host Kenan Thompson wasted no time in cracking a joke about Leonardo DiCaprio’s relationship history.

Abbott Elementary School Star Sheryl Lee Ralph also stunned the crowd by singing “Endangered Species” in her acceptance speech.

Catch up on what’s happening at the Emmys here, read the full list of winners here, and see all the snubs and surprises from the night here.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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