While it may have been TV’s biggest night, that does not mean all the weird and wonderful moments of the 2018 Emmy Awards were seen on TV.
From reactions to the big moments for the winners (most notably Glenn Weiss’s amazing surprise proposal!) to the friendly meetups between A-listers during commercial breaks, PEOPLE caught all the behind-the-scenes action.
Here are the moments you didn’t see at home.
On the Red Carpet
There were hugs all around, especially between costars of some of the hottest shows. Insecure‘s Yvonne Orji and Issa Rae who had a squeal-fest when they ran into each other.
And This Is Us stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia gave sweet embraces to the child actors of their hit NBC series including Logan Shroyer, who plays teenage Kevin Pearson, and Mackenzie Hancsicsak, who plays young Kate Pearson.
Meanwhile, the red carpet was also a reminder that celebrities also fan-girl some of their favorite stars. Ice skating legend Kristi Yamaguchi was spotted tapping Killing Eve star Sandra Oh‘s shoulder and told her what a huge fan she is. “Are you kidding me? I love you!” Oh said in response, giving Yamaguchi the biggest hug.
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It was also date night for many Hollywood couples. Newly crowned EGOT John Legend and Chrissy Teigen were cute together as always, cuddly and posing for photos as she laughed when fans yelled out the correct way to say her name — “Tie-gen!”
The Americans‘ costars and real-life couple Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys were spotted rushing into the Microsoft Theater holding hands.
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Inside the Show
Orange Is the New Black‘s Natasha Lyonne was spotted looking at Getty Images of herself while waiting for the show to start.
After co-hosts and Saturday Night Live costars Michael Che and Colin Jost’s opening monologue, many were seen heading towards the concession stands.
This Is Us star Justin Hartley and his wife Chrishell Stause walked backstage with snacks as she carried a bag of caramel popcorn and a cocktail. Stranger Things star Joe Keery and his girlfriend Maika Monroe also made sure to grab a quick snack.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Alex Borstein’s Emmy win for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy (and her outfit unveiling!) was received with a roaring applause.
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Another moment that won over the crowd was Betty White‘s surprise stage appearance and special moment.
But hands down, the best highlight was when director and producer Weiss’ onstage proposal to his fiancée Jan Svendsen after winning a trophy for variety special directing. The Crown alum Claire Foy was seen wiping tears from her eyes while SNL star Leslie Jones cheered on the couple during the standing ovation.
Homeland actor Mandy Patinkin was visibly furious that ushers wouldn’t let him go to his seat in the middle of the show — despite the fact that many others were.
Not accepting no for an answer, the star jumped under the barricade and ran down to his seat while an usher tried to stop him.
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Meanwhile, The Tale star Laura Dern stunned a bathroom attendant who was beside herself when the actress went into a stall. “She’s so pretty!” the attendant said to herself.
Backstage, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell had a mini SNL reunion.
Issa Rae and Donald Glover gave big congratulatory hugs to Westworld‘s Thandie Newton on her first-ever Emmys win.
At the Afterparties
After making their first red carpet appearance following the birth of their first child, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemmons were all smiles walking hand-in-hand into the Governors Ball.
Also at the Governors Ball was Anthony Anderson who gave SNL‘s Kenan Thompson a huge hug and congratulated him on his opening monologue cameo.
- Reporting by MELODY CHIU, KATE COYNE, CHRISTINA DUGAN, JESSICA FECTEAU, AILI NAHAS