The actor was sensationally fired from his leading role as Charlie Harper on the hit sitcom in March (11) after a series of bizarre antics and a much-publicised fall-out with producers and series creator Chuck Lorre.
He has since been replaced on the programme by Ashton Kutcher and the new season will premiere in the U.S. on Monday (19Sep11).
And Sheen proved there were no hard feelings by genuinely sending his former colleagues his best onstage at the Los Angeles ceremony.
The funnyman couldn’t help but make a quip about the whole incident as he stepped out to present his “old category”, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – which was claimed by Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory – but he showed he was sincere when he addressed his old pals, saying, “We spent eight wonderful years together and I know you will continue to make great television.”
Sheen’s former co-star Jon Cryer later presented an award with Kutcher, who introduced himself by stating, “I am not Charlie Sheen.”
Kutcher also made light of an insult Sheen had previously directed at Cryer, adding, “And Jon, I want to tell you something. I do not think you are a troll.”
The new and old Two and a Half Men leads came face-to-face backstage at the Emmys, and Kutcher had nothing but praise for his TV predecessor.
Taking to Twitter.com after the meeting, Kutcher wrote, “@charliesheen good to meet you too. Wishing you the best on your new gig.”
The awkward encounter was captured on camera by Entourage star Jeremy Piven, who posted the photo on his Twitter blog.