Ramy Youssef has shown what happens if you are left up Schitt's Creek without an award after losing out at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.

The 29-year-old star of comedy Ramy had made history by being the first Muslim-American show to have an Emmy nomination but it wasn't to be on the night.

He was up against Schitt's Creek in the three categories in which he was nominated but the feelgood comedy came up tops across the board, scooping all four comedy awards.

It is the first time the awards ceremony was held virtually with the nominees at home and Jimmy Kimmel hosting proceedings from an empty Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Ramy then shared the indignity of losing as a person in a Hazmat suit was seen at his house's window, removing the award that had been brought to his property in case he had won.

A person in a Hazmat suit removes the Emmy Award

The actor posted a clip of the moment on his social media after hr lost out on the outstanding lead actor for a comedy series to Schitt's Creek star Eugene Levy.

Joking about the moment, Ramy tweeted: "when you lose the emmy."

Speaking to The New York Times ahead of the ceremony, Ramy revealed how he felt to be nominated.

He said: "The whole thing is jarring. Even winning the Golden Globe, it’s so weird.

"It’s like, now you’re closer to winning the statue — this gold statue.

"The whole thing feels like it’s a weird ancient ritual like half deserved and half random and half, how good was the food at your [For Your Consideration] event. I mean, the whole thing is profound and silly."

Ramy Youssef had to wave goodbye to an Emmys win

Ramy added: "To me, the acting nominations are show nominations because of how intimate the crew is that makes that show.

"We’re not a big operation, and my hands are really full between the writing, the directing, the producing and all that stuff.

"And so you get an acting nomination, it’s really such a testament to everyone who’s around me. I’m very excited and grateful for that."

Explaining what his show is about, Ramy said: "This show is about an Arab Muslim guy from New Jersey who [masturbates] too much. That’s so specific.

"That is so narrow, and for that to get three Emmy noms — I think every network should pick up a different Muslim show today because that’s how varied the experiences are."

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