Christopher Meloni
Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler on Regulation & Order: Organized Crime. Pic credit score: NBC

The Emmy Awards had some good drama for Regulation & Order followers.

After a enjoyable speak on the purple carpet, Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay had a steamy second presenting on stage.

The actors who play Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson teased a kiss earlier than going into presenting an award collectively.

Nevertheless, there was a query of how some Regulation & Order solid members would react to HBO comic John Oliver following his critique of the franchise on his speak present.

Whereas Oliver claimed to haven’t any altercations with anybody, he did relate why he devoted a big phase on his present to chastising the franchise’s “unrealistic” view of police work. 

Between the banter of Hargitay and Meloni and the response to Oliver’s piece, the Emmys offered some good things for Regulation & Order followers. 

Hargitay and Meloni’s Emmy reunion

Monday evening noticed the airing of the 74th Emmy Awards, all the time the largest evening for tv and its actors.

Whereas not one of the Regulation & Order sequence had been nominated for main awards, a number of of the actors did seem for the ceremony. 

On the purple carpet, Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay talked to Entertainment Tonight about the way it felt reuniting after so a few years.

“I don’t really feel any stress in any respect,” Meloni mentioned. “I am going to work realizing how fortunate I’m. Every time we get collectively, it’s previous dwelling week, and it’s nice to have a touchstone to return to. It’s nothing however pleasure for me, so so long as we preserve telling good tales, it’s gonna be all proper.”

“Yeah, it’s simply been such an unimaginable expertise to collaborate with such unimaginable experience,” Hargitay added. “I imply, our writers and our crew, and we preserve pushing the envelope and digging deeper and going more durable. And the factor I’m most likely most pleased with is that each time we have now a visitor star or something they all the time say, ‘I simply can’t consider you’re nonetheless dedicated after this lengthy,’ and we’re all so dedicated, and that’s a pleasure.”

Hargitay joked that Meloni returned primarily as a result of it was troublesome for him to steer clear of the long-lasting franchise.

“How may you steer clear of this?” she exclaimed, agreeing that he merely wanted to be round her day by day. “That’s what I’m saying!”

“If you happen to had been in search of a safe job, I don’t suppose performing is the primary go-to on the listing proper there, so look to be an employed actor, to be a well-compensated actor, after which to be telling tales that you just like with folks that you just love for so long as we’ve been doing it. It’s fairly particular,” Meloni acknowledged.

The pair then appeared in a pre-taped skit chasing a “thief” with an Emmy statue on the ceremony. They then confirmed up on stage handy the “thief” to cops, with the announcer introducing them as “two cops nobody needs to see defunded.”

 The 2 joked about Meloni admiring the Emmy, with Hargitay cracking, “I’m good; I’ve two.”

The pair then teased moving into for a kiss earlier than presenting the award for Excellent Lead Actor in a Comedy. The winner was Jason Sudekis for Ted Lasso.

Whereas the pair seemed to have a very good time, the true speak was the backstage drama involving Regulation & Order’s surprising beef with a famous comic. 

How did Regulation & Order actors react to John Oliver?

John Oliver attacks WWE on Last Week Tonight, WWE and CM Punk respond
John Oliver talks WWE and unbiased contractor standing. Pic credit score: HBO

Only a day earlier than the Emmys, HBO’s Final Week Tonight With John Oliver had a lengthy segment the place the British comic closely criticized Regulation & Order.

Oliver chastised the present for its unrealistic tackle police work, making the general public suppose the police had been extra profitable than they had been and all the time displaying the police in a very good gentle somewhat than their inside points.

After successful a seventh consecutive Emmy for Excellent Selection Discuss Collection, Oliver was questioned by reporters on the piece.

Oliver claimed he had not had any altercations with anybody from Regulation & Order.

“It’s nearly like I hadn’t thought of the Emmys are on NBC this yr,” he added with amusing. “No, I haven’t run into anybody but, so I don’t understand how that may go. I hope it’s OK.”

Oliver defended the phase on how he thought it was essential to shine a lightweight on the franchise influencing the general public opinion on the police. 

“I hope we made a fairly clear separation between not simply what the solid and the writers are doing and what Dick Wolf needs, but additionally the issue clearly, clearly is policing normally. As we mentioned, it’s an advert for a faulty product…It was simply one thing that we thought was fascinating.”

Thus far, nobody at NBC or Dick Wolf Leisure has spoken concerning the Oliver piece, and the actors kept away from discussing it on the ceremony.

Whereas Regulation & Order didn’t take any Emmys dwelling, they did present some surprising drama for this yr’s ceremony.

Regulation & Order premiere crossover begins with Regulation & Order: Organized Crime Season 3 Thursday, September 22 at 8/7c on NBC.

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