‘Thanks Bill!’  Hader is hailed as “the one” masked at the 2022 Emmys

‘Thanks Bill!’ Hader is hailed as “the one” masked at the 2022 Emmys

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 12: 74th Annual Primetime Emmy AWARDS - Pictured: (lr) Bill Hader and Henry Winkler attend the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022. - (Photo by Christopher Polk / NBC via Getty Images)

Bill Hader, left, and Henry Winkler attend the 74th Emmy Awards on September 12 at the Microsoft Theater. (Christopher Polk / NBC)

The stars were out and the masks were off at the 74th Emmy Awards on Sunday.

Well, not all masks: Bill Hader wore a black mask during the ceremony.

The creator and star of “Barry”, who received 14 nominations, also kept his mask as a contestant and former “Saturday Night Live” colleague Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”) dropped in for a hug after winning the leading actor in a comedy.

And the internet has noticed this, showering him with respect for his choice and, in some cases, thanking him.

“Bill Hader only one in that damn building wearing a mask, my KING sure,” tweeted @chermusings.

“Someone at the Emmys please thank Bill Hader on behalf of the entire disabled community for wearing an Emmy mask,” he shared. @hereisviolet.

Hader likely remained safe due to his autoimmune conditions, which he discussed in a March interview with the Hollywood Reporter. Hader reportedly rarely left his home from March 2020 until spring 2021, when he was fully vaccinated. Although masking him was optional while filming “Barry” season 3, he chose to wear his N95 mask off-screen.

“I thought, ‘If I take COVID, it will cost a ton of money,'” she said in the article about her excited anxiety. “And so I was very, very strict.”

It seems he kept that philosophy at this year’s Emmys.

“The largely in-person ceremony felt less limited by its pandemic context than the previous two years,” wrote The Times’ Yvonne Villarreal in her Emmy summary.

At last year’s ceremony, presenter Seth Rogen jokingly pointed out that the event seemed less COVID-friendly than claimed.

“Let me start by saying: there are too many of us in this small room. They said it was outdoors, it’s not! They lied to us, “Rogen said.” We’re in a hermetically sealed tent right now. … I wouldn’t have come to this. Why is there a roof? It’s more important to have three chandeliers than to make sure we don’t kill Eugene Levy tonight. This is what has been decided. “

Hader’s mask stood out enough during the ceremony that viewers took to Twitter to discuss it.

Times senior entertainment writer Amy Kaufman tweeted“Respect to Bill Hader for wearing an unflappable mask at a high profile event.”

@AshleyySpencer wrote: “Bill Hader (sitting next to 76-year-old Henry Winkler) is pretty much the only person in the Emmy crowd who wears a mask.”

Many commentators have referred to being the only mask wearer surrounded by maskless.

“You’re not alone if you’re masking yourself,” @JuliaRaifman tweeted. “You’re masquerading alone alongside Bill Hader.”

@ BernieDogs4 he interjected, writing, “Bill Hader is the only celebrity who wears a mask in a room full of peer pressure. Let this example help you the next time you feel weird. Weird is beautiful.”

“Bill Hader is the only person who wears a mask # Emmy2022 it’s super recognizable, “he commented @BonMotVivant.

Members of the disabled community also cheered Hader. According to the CDC, “some people with disabilities may be more likely to be infected or have serious illness due to underlying medical conditions, pooled life contexts or systemic health and social inequalities.”

@writersdelite tweeted, “Bill Hader was the ONLY one who wore a mask. Believe me, my disabled, high-risk multiple a— noticed.”

The handle @COVID_n is not finisheda Toronto-based group that describes themselves as “disabled individuals and people who still care about COVID [who] they are left behind and forced to fend for themselves, “he wrote,” Bill Hader wears a mask at tonight’s Emmy ceremony! Thanks Bill! “

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

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