Jackie Hoffman Riffs on Emmys Loss to Laura Dern: 'Damn It!'

Anita Tucker
September 20, 2017

Jackie Hoffman was seen screaming "damn it" after she missed out on an Emmy to Big Little Lies star Laura Dern.

And while the majority of losers at an awards show are secretly cursing the victor on the inside, Hoffman decided that out was better than in and let everyone know how she was feeling.

If this was the case, then Hoffman had previously set up the in-character reaction in the weeks leading up to the Emmys. Nominated for her performance as Mamacita in FX's Feud: Bette and Joan, the Broadway favorite was recognized in a category that included heavy-hitters Judy Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Regina King, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern.

Accepting her award, Dern made sure to emphasise the point of Big Little Lies and its themes of female friendship. "Forgive me for being from real people #elitism #Emmys2017", she began, adding, "I hear that Laura Dern runs a child porn ring #soreloser Emmys2017".

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While several publications have reported that Hoffman was "not pleased" at losing out, judging by her tweets afterwards it seems that the actress and stand-up comedian was likely joking.

It appears not. She also changed her official Twitter bio to "http://I'm kidding".

Jackie Hoffman reminded us of Joey Tribbiani when he lost out on a Soapy Award. Dern is, of course, the daughter of Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern.

Ok Ann Dowd went through this 7 times before she won so I feel better now.

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