'Those two weeks are going to fly by': Emmys commentator Thomas Lennon roasts Felicity Huffman by giving shout-out to the 'previous lead actress winners watching from prison' after she was jailed for 14 days in admissions scandal

  • Thomas Lennon elicited a big laugh with his not-so-subtle dig at Felicity Huffman
  • The actress is preparing to serve a 14-day prison sentence in October after pleading guilty in the college admissions scandal
  • 'The producers have asked me to give a special shout-out to any of our previous lead actress winners who are watching from prison,' Lennon joked
  • 'Hopefully those two weeks are going to fly right by,' he added 
  • Huffman won an Emmy for her role on Desperate Housewives in 2005
  • She was nominated for American Crime in 2015, 2016 and 2017 
  • Huffman starred in one of the night's biggest winners, When They See Us, but did not receive a nomination for her role as prosecutor Linda Fairstein 

Felicity Huffman received a blistering shout-out during the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards as commentator Thomas Lennon welcomed 'previous lead actress winners watching from prison'.

Lennon elicited a big laugh from the audience with his not-so-subtle dig at Huffman, who is preparing to serve a 14-day prison sentence in October after pleading guilty in the college admissions scandal.

'The producers have asked me to give a special shout-out to any of our previous lead actress winners who are watching from prison,' Lennon joked. 'Hopefully those two weeks are going to fly right by.'

The actor and comedian smirked as he told Huffman to 'keep your chin up'.  

Emmy commentator Thomas Lennon (above) roasted Felicity Huffman during Sunday night's broadcast when he welcomed 'previous lead actress winners watching from prison'
Huffman (above) is preparing to serve a 14-day prison sentence in October after pleading guilty in the college admissions scandal

Emmy commentator Thomas Lennon (left) roasted Felicity Huffman during Sunday night's broadcast when he welcomed 'previous lead actress winners watching from prison'. Huffman (right) is preparing to serve a 14-day prison sentence in October after pleading guilty in the college admissions scandal

Huffman has received numerous Emmy nods over the years. 

She won for her role as Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives in 2005 and was nominated for that role again in 2007. 

She also received nominations for American Crime in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Huffman starred in one of the night's biggest winners, When They See Us, but did not receive a nomination for her role as prosecutor Linda Fairstein.  

Lennon's shot at Huffman was a hit among social media users. The actor and comedian provided commentary throughout the broadcast in the absence of a traditional host. 

Huffman has received numerous Emmy nods over the years. The actress (above at the Emmys in 2006) won an award for her role as Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives in 2005

Huffman has received numerous Emmy nods over the years. The actress (above at the Emmys in 2006) won an award for her role as Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives in 2005

Huffman is seen at her most recent Emmy appearance in 2018 with husband William H Macy

Huffman is seen at her most recent Emmy appearance in 2018 with husband William H Macy

The actress was sentenced to two weeks in federal prison on September 13 for paying $15,000 to inflate her daughter's college admission test scores. 

She was also fined $30,000 and given a year of supervised release plus 250 hours of community service. 

Huffman issued a public apology after the sentence was handed down.  

'I accept the court's decision today without reservation,' she wrote in a statement.   

'I broke the law. I have admitted that and I pleaded guilty to this crime. 

'There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period.

'I would like to apologize again to my daughter, my husband, my family and the educational community for my actions. 

'And I especially want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices supporting their children. 

 'I have learned a lot over the last six months about my flaws as a person. My goal now is to serve the sentence that the court has given me.'  

Huffman was sentenced to two weeks in federal prison on September 13 for paying $15,000 to inflate her daughter's college admission test scores. She is seen leaving the court in Boston with her husband William H Macy

Huffman was sentenced to two weeks in federal prison on September 13 for paying $15,000 to inflate her daughter's college admission test scores. She is seen leaving the court in Boston with her husband William H Macy

Huffman is pictured with her husband and their daughters Sophia (second left) and Georgia (right) in January at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Huffman is pictured with her husband and their daughters Sophia (second left) and Georgia (right) in January at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards

PRIMETIME EMMY WINNERS 2019 - KEY CATEGORIES

DRAMA SERIES: 

Better Call Saul

Bodyguard

Game of Thrones - WINNER

Killing Eve

Ozark

Pose

Succession 

This is Us

COMEDY SERIES:

Barry

Fleabag - WINNER

The Good Place

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Russian Doll 

Schitt's Creek

Veep

ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES:

Jason Bateman - Ozark

Sterling K. Brown - This is Us

Kit Harington - Game of Thrones

Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul

Billy Porter - Pose - WINNER

Milo Ventimiglia - This is Us

Billy Porter became the first openly gay black man to win Best Actor in a Drama Series for Pose

Billy Porter became the first openly gay black man to win Best Actor in a Drama Series for Pose

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES: 

Jonathan Banks - Better Call Saul

Giancarlo Esposito - Better Call Saul

Alfie Allen - Game of Thrones

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones - WINNER

Michael Kelly - House of Cards

Chris Sullivan - This is Us

ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES:

Emilia Clarke - Game of Thrones

Robin Wright - House of Cards

Jodie Comer - Killing Eve - WINNER

Sandra Oh - Killing Eve

Laura Linney - Ozark

Viola Davis - How To Get Away With Murder

Mandy Moore - This Is Us

Jodie Comer won Best Actress in a Drama Series for Killing Eve

Jodie Comer won Best Actress in a Drama Series for Killing Eve

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES: 

Gwendoline Christie - Game of Thrones

Julia Garner - Ozark - WINNER

Lena Headey - Game of Thrones

Fiona Shaw - Killing Eve

Sophie Turner - Game of Thrones

Maisie Williams - Game of Thrones

ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES: 

Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep

Natasha Lyonne - Russian Doll

Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Fleabag - WINNER

Christina Applegate - Dead to Me

Catherine O'Hara - Schitt's Creek

Bill Hader won Best Actor in a Comedy Series for the second year in a row

Bill Hader won Best Actor in a Comedy Series for the second year in a row

ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES: 

Anthony Anderson - Black-ish

Don Cheadle - Black Monday

Ted Danson - The Good Place

Michael Douglas - The Kominsky Method

Bill Hader - Barry - WINNER

Eugene Levy - Schitt's Creek

Alex Borstein (right) won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Alex Borstein (right) won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES:

Anthony Carrigan - Barry

Stephen Root - Barry

Henry Winkler - Barry

Alan Arkin - The Kominsky Method

Tony Shalhoub - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - WINNER

Tony Hale - Veep

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES:

Sarah Goldberg - Barry

Sian Clifford - Fleabag

Olivia Colman - Fleabag

Betty Gilpin - GLOW

Alex Borstein - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - WINNER

Marin Hinkle - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kate McKinnon - Saturday Night Live

Anna Chlumsky - Veep 

ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: 

Mahershala Ali - True Detective

Hugh Grant - A Very English Scandal 

Benicio Del Toro - Escape at Dannemora

Jared Harris - Chernobyl

Jharrel Jerome - When They See Us - WINNER

Sam Rockwell - Fosse/Verdon

SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:

Stellan Skarsgard -  Chernobyl

Paul Dano - Escape at Dannemora

Ben Whishaw - A Very English Scandal

Asante Blackk - When They See Us

John Leguizamo - When They See Us

Michael K. Williams - When They See Us 

LIMITED SERIES:

Chernobyl  - WINNER

Escape at Dannemora

Fosse/Verdon

When They See Us

Sharp Objects

Chernobyl won the coveted Best Limited Series for HBO

Chernobyl won the coveted Best Limited Series for HBO

TELEVISION MOVIE:

Black Mirror

Bandersnatch - WINNER

Brexit

Deadwood 

King Lear

My Dinner with Herve

VARIETY TALK SERIES:

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - WINNER

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES: 

At Home with Amy Sedaris

Documentary Now!

Drunk History

I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman

Saturday Night Live - WINNER

Who Is America?

RuPaul's Drag Race won Best Reality-Competition Program

RuPaul's Drag Race won Best Reality-Competition Program

STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM: 

Antiques Roadshow 

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Queer Eye - WINNER

Shark Tank

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Who Do You Think You Are?

UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM:

Born This Way

Deadliest Catch

Life Below Zero

RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked

Somebody Feed Phil

United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell - WINNER

REALITY- COMPETITION PROGRAM: 

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

RuPaul's Drag Race - WINNER

Top Chef

The Voice

Nailed It 

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: 

Luke Kirby - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - WINNER

Rufus Sewell - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Adam Sandler - Saturday Night Live

John Mulaney - Saturday Night Live

Matt Damon - Saturday Night Live

Robert De Niro - Saturday Night Live

Peter MacNicol - Veep

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Fiona Shaw - Fleabag

Kristin Scott Thomas - Fleabag

Maya Rudolph - The Good Place

Jane Lynch - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - WINNER

Emma Thompson - Saturday Night Live

Sandra Oh - Saturday Night Live

GUEST ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES:

Michael Angarano - This Is Us

Ron Cephas Jones - This Is Us

Michael McKean - Better Call Saul

Kumail Nanjiani - The Twilight Zone

Glynn Turman - How To Get Away With Murder

Bradley Whitford - The Handmaid's Tale - WINNER

GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES:

Laverne Cox - Orange Is the New Black 

Cherry Jones - The Handmaid's Tale - WINNER

Jessica Lange - American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Phylicia Rashad - This Is Us

Cicely Tyson - How To Get Away With Murder

Carice van Houten - Game of Thrones

Michelle Williams won Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Michelle Williams won Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:

Amy Adams - Sharp Objects

Patricia Arquette - Escape at Dannemora

Aunjanue Ellis - When They See Us

Joey King - The Act 

Niecy Nash - When They See Us

Michelle Williams - Fosse/Verdon - WINNER

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: 

Patricia Arquette - The Act - WINNER

Marsha Stephanie Blake - When They See Us

Patricia Clarkson - Sharp Objects

Vera Farmiga - When They See Us

Margaret Qualley - Fosse/Verdon

Emily Watson - Chernobyl    

Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for The Act

Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for The Act

 

Thomas Lennon roasts Felicity Huffman at Emmys by welcoming 'previous winners watching from prison'

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