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Teddy Perkins Showed Up in the Flesh at the 2018 Emmy Awards, and We’re Terrified and Delighted

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Teddy Perkins at the Emmys

Teddy Perkins at the Emmys


Teddy Perkins is alive at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. The viral character played by Donald Glover in the episode of the same name during “Atlanta” season 2 could be seen in the audience as the category for outstanding comedy actor was announced. Glover was nominated in the category but lost to Bill Hader, who was honored for his lead role in HBO’s “Barry.”

The episode “Teddy Perkins” aired April 5 and became not just a favorite among “Atlanta” fans but also one of the most critically-acclaimed episodes of television this year. The series earned filmmaker Hiro Murai a nomination for outstanding director, but he lost to Amy Sherman-Palladino for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

While it’s unknown at this time if it was actually Donald Glover under the Perkins makeup at the Emmys, the look and clothing the person was wearing was clearly evoking Perkins’ appearing in the episode. Glover made headlines following the episode when word got out he stayed in character as Perkins during the filming of the entire episode.

“Atlanta” wrapped up its second season earlier this year. Check out photos of Perkins at the Emmy awards below.

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