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21/09/2020 12:39 PM AEST | Updated 23/09/2020 11:59 AM AEST

Emmy Awards 2020: Hugh Jackman's Reaction To Mark Ruffalo's Win Makes Us Love Him Even More

'The Bad Education' actor lost to the 'I Know This Much Is True' star for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Category.

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Hugh Jackman may have missed out on an Emmy this year, but he was still a winner in his fans’ eyes thanks to his gracious reaction when Mark Ruffalo defeated him.

The 51-year-old Australian actor applauded and cheered on Mark when he was announced as the winner in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Category for his performance in ‘I Know This Much Is True’.

Hugh, who had been nominated for his role in ‘Bad Education’, was seen fist pumping the air with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness by his side in a live stream filmed from their home. 

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Hugh Jackman congratulates Mark Ruffalo for his 2020 Emmy Award victory

A string of Aussies were nominated for Emmy Awards this year, including Cate Cate Blanchett for her role in ‘Mrs America’ in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category. Regina King ultimately won for her performance in HBO’s one-season-wonder ‘Watchmen’. 

Streaming live from more than 130 cameras stationed in nominees’ homes around the world, the first-ever virtual Emmys was hosted by Jimmel Kimmel from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 

‘Schitt’s Creek’ which racked up a whopping 15 nominations, took home the first seven awards on the night ― making history as the first comedy series to win all four acting Emmys in its category in a single year.