Did Laura Dern Snub Reese Witherspoon at the Emmys?

There must be a reasonable explanation for this...

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Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon did a pretty good job of convincing us they despise each another in Big Little Lies, but we're pretty certain that's not the case off-screen.

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However, fans found themselves wondering whether Laura really did appear to snub Reese when she stood up to accept her win for Outstanding Supporting Actress in the hit HBO series at last night's Emmy Awards.

Just before Laura went up on stage to collect her well-deserved golden statuette, the actress can be seen hugging a guest behind her and then walking past Reese's aisle to give co-star Nicole Kidman a big hug. And Reese's slightly awkward reaction in the clip posted by a viewer on Twitter is something we can all relate to...

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But it's possible the camera may have panned on the Twin Peaks star just after she had already given Reese a celebratory cuddle. Or Laura could have just been so overwhelmed with her win and Big Little Lies' night of success that she didn't even notice that she seemingly slipped past Reese.

Plus, when the actresses went on stage to present an award at the ceremony, Reese and Laura emerged on stage hand-in-hand. Phew.

Meanwhile, during her acceptance speech, the actress gave a massive shoutout to both Nicole and Reese's mothers for giving birth to them, which is something we are all hugely grateful for.

"I've been acting since I was 11 years old and I think I have worked with maybe 12 women, so I want to thank the television academy for honoring our show and working with this incredible tribe of fierce women," Laura enthused onstage.

"Thank you to Nicole and Reese's moms for not only giving us extraordinary women but really well-read women because that's how I'm getting parts. I share this with my tribe of four ladies."

It was a huge night for the series adapted from Liane Moriarty's novel of the same title (which you should totally read if you haven't), which won the Outstanding Limited Series prize, Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Directing.

So to conclude, there's nothing to see here people, move along please...

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Naomi Gordon

Naomi Gordon is news writer mainly covering entertainment news with a focus on celebrity interviews and television.