In the game of jokes, these two are the real winners.
Ariana DeBose and Bella Ramsey made it clear there is no bad blood between them during the Jan. 15 Emmy Awards after a joke The Last of Us star made at DeBose’s expense during the Critics Choice Awards the day prior left a sour note.
During television’s biggest night, the two actors were spotted sharing a hug, putting an end to any speculation that the joke had caused a rift between them. After all, Ramsey did not write the joke, but was simply reading off whatever was written for them on the teleprompter.
The moment in question occurred when the Game of Thrones alum presented the award for Best Song alongside DeBose’s Hamilton costar Anthony Ramos at the CCAs. (The honor ultimately went to “I’m Just Ken” from Barbie.)
While naming the nominees, Ramsey noted that in addition to music industry stars Billie Eilish, Lenny Kravitz and Dua Lipa, the category also consisted of “actors who also think that they’re singers: Jack Black, Ariana DeBose and Ken himself, Ryan Gosling.”