When Justin Timberlake read the names of nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at the
, the audience clapped politely as the camera panned on each of the esteemed TV ladies dressed in their red-carpet best. But when it came to the final contender, Sarah Silverman—for
The Sarah Silverman Program
—the comedian held a deadpan gaze despite the faux 'stache she affixed atop her made-up face. The audience laughed, as did Timberlake, who remained shaken as he attempted to reveal the winner. "Well, that's what hormones will do,"
. Silverman later admitted she'd been preparing for the joke for quite some time. "I had the idea since the day I found out I was nominated," she told
. "We were in the middle of shooting an episode where I had a mustache—our premiere episode. I knew I had no chance of winning, but I didn't care because this mustache idea made me giggle so much."