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While the star has received countless awards for his acting over the years, it was his directing being honoured this time round, and his reaction might just be the purest thing the internet has ever seen.
Bateman's acceptance speech was brief - presumably because he was still bowled over by the win - and said how lucky he is to work on the show, thanking the cast, crew and his family back at home.
He said: "Wow... That is something."
His shocked reaction has fast become an internet meme:
When I'm depressed but my friends are still supportive pic.twitter.com/N04AQF6lRw
- :notes: MellowTweets From Kevin :notes: (@KevinTPorter) September 23, 2019
Slow motion of the greatest reaction ever to winning an award. Jason Bateman. The best. #Emmys2019 pic.twitter.com/EK5vfDfT0y
- Danonymous Man (@DanonymousMan) September 23, 2019
Elsewhere in the evening he provided even more meme-worthy behaviour, after being absolutely roasted by talk show hosts Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel.
Kimmell said to the audience: "Who would sit behind a desk and pretend to be interested in Jason Bateman's vacation stories?"
But while the audience burst into laughter at the actor's expense - including his wife, who was sat next to him - as the camera panned round to Bateman we saw the smile wiped from his face.
For those of you asking for that Jason Bateman gif from the #Emmys pic.twitter.com/a5tqqB9blf
- Mo Polyak (@mopolyak) September 23, 2019
Jason Bateman though is so meme-worthy #Emmys pic.twitter.com/2g19Z7MVmI
- N△NCY L (@xonancy) September 23, 2019
It was about the most Michael Bluth-like moment we've ever seen.
Mind you, Bateman's fairly well known for his deadpan style, so something tells me he wasn't really that peeved... Hopefully, anyway.
Meanwhile, drama series Chernobyl scooped an impressive three Emmys, taking home awards for Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Writer For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special and Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special.
The Game of Thrones crew walked away with one of the most coveted gongs of the night, Outstanding Drama Series, while Peter Dinklage also won the accolade for the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Tyrion Lannister on Thrones.
Jodie Comer also landed the Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Emmy for her role in Killing Eve.
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