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EntertainmentLaverne Cox's Emmy Blunder: Mispronouncing Hannah Waddingham's Name
Laverne Cox, host of the Emmy red carpet interviews, found herself in a gaffe when she repeatedly mispronounced Hannah Waddingham’s name. Social media reacted swiftly, coming to the defense of the “Ted Lasso” star and criticizing Cox’s handling of the situation.

Emmy Red Carpet Mishap

As Cox interviewed Waddingham, she introduced her as “Hannah Waddington,” which was promptly corrected by Waddingham with good humor. Undeterred, Cox mispronounced her name again as “Hannah Wattingham,” leading to further awkwardness. Social media users expressed discomfort over the mispronunciations, with some criticizing Cox’s apparent lack of preparation for the red carpet interviews.

Social Media Backlash

The incident stirred reactions on social media, with users expressing disappointment over the repeated mispronunciations. Some highlighted that this was not the first time Waddingham had faced such a situation, questioning why the correct pronunciation still eluded many. The discomfort was further fueled by observations that Cox seemed unaware that “Ted Lasso” was in its last season.

Support for Hannah Waddingham

As the incident gained attention, social media users rallied in support of Waddingham, affirming their admiration for her and calling out the mispronunciations. Waddingham, known for her role as Rebecca Welton in “Ted Lasso,” was also nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category.

Waddingham's Emmy Nomination

Waddingham’s portrayal of Rebecca Welton in “Ted Lasso” earned her a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. While she faced competition from Ayo Edebiri of “The Bear,” her performance was recognized alongside the success of the show, which received a total of 17 Emmy nominations.
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Waddingham Stands By Tom Cruise

In another news, Waddingham recently spoke out in support of her co-star, Tom Cruise, amid criticism from some quarters. Having spent time filming alongside Cruise for “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning,” she praised his positivity and inspiring persona, expressing her disapproval of any negative commentary directed towards him.


The mispronunciation of Hannah Waddingham’s name by Laverne Cox at the Emmy red carpet sparked a wave of solidarity for the “Ted Lasso” star on social media. As support poured in, it became evident that Waddingham’s talent and grace in navigating the situation stood out, further underscoring her standing in the entertainment industry. The incident also serves as a reminder of the importance of respectful and accurate representation in public platforms and the need for conscientious interviewing practices.
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