Emmys 2024: Pedro Pascal's Censored Onstage Joke at Kieran Culkin

TV's Finest Gather for a Night of Surprises at Emmys

by Zain ul Abedin
Emmys 2024: Pedro Pascal's Censored Onstage Joke at Kieran Culkin
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At the star-studded 2024 Emmy Awards, a light-hearted yet bold exchange between Pedro Pascal and Kieran Culkin captured the attention of viewers and attendees alike. The event, held at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, saw a moment of humor and camaraderie overshadow the competitive spirit of the prestigious ceremony.

The incident unfolded during the presentation of the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award. Pascal, renowned for his role in "The Last of Us," playfully retorted to "Succession" star Culkin's earlier remarks. Culkin, who had humorously told Pascal to “suck it” upon winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama, became the subject of Pascal's witty comeback.

Amid the glamour of the night, Pascal, 48, appeared on stage sporting a sling around his arm due to a recent shoulder injury. Addressing the curious glances, he quipped, “A lot of people have been asking about my arm, it’s actually my shoulder...

Kieran Culkin beat the s*** out of me”. This unexpected joke was censored in the television broadcast, adding intrigue to the exchange.

Emmy Awards 2024: Playful Banter

Culkin, 41, initially feigned anger from his seat, much to the audience's amusement, before breaking into a good-natured smile.

This playful interaction between the two actors highlighted the camaraderie and light-heartedness prevalent among Hollywood's elite despite the high stakes of award season. The Emmys, delayed by four months due to last year's writers’ and actors’ strikes, saw "Succession" enter as the frontrunner in most drama categories.

Culkin was highly anticipated to win Best Actor for portraying the mischievous Roman Roy in the acclaimed series, which wrapped up its fourth and final season in May. In contrast, the comedy categories were dominated by FX's "The Bear." The show's cast members, Ayo Edebiri and Ebon Moss-Bachrach, triumphed in the supporting roles.

At the same time, Jeremy Allen White clinched the award for lead actor, further cementing the series' position in the television landscape.

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