The annual Emmy Awards were on NBC last night and per usual, it was quite a show. Seth Meyers hosted for the first time and did a great job, however he did have some help from some friends. Jimmy Kimmel stepped in and took a few minutes to focus on just Matthew McConaughey and how he is a movie star not a television star. The crowd laughed at the jokes, as did I, but we all thought to ourselves how he is slowly taking over every part of the entertainment business. Kimmel even joked “Should we just give you the BET Award for Best Male Hip Hop Artist too?” All in good fun, of course!
Meyers later had help from Andy Samberg who helped him introduce Weird Al who recreated television series opening songs to what they would sound like if the lyrics described what the shows were actually about. It was pretty entertaining to say the least. Meyers was also joined by Amy Poehler as he announced on stage by saying “Welcome my good friend, Beyonce”. The beautiful comedian helped Meyers to introduce Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson by listing off options of lines that would be best to introduce the pair. There were a handful of funny jokes, my favorites were “please welcome two gentlemen who seem like they’d be chatty in the sack,” and “ladies and gentlemen, the only two actors in Hollywood not rumored to be starring in Season 2 of ‘True Detective.”
We had another John Travolta moment this year by Gwen Stefani. Announcing winner of the Best Variety Series, Stephen Colbert, Stefani butchered his last name. Jimmy Fallon took the opportunity run to stage and grab the Emmy and mic before Colbert. Colbert whispered to Fallon his acceptance speech, almost getting him to say bulls**t live at the Emmys.
Another big moment was with Bryan Cranston and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as she was accepting her award for Outstanding Lead Actress in the Comedy Series. Cranston grabbed her before she stepped on stage for a passionate lip-lock, as earlier in the show the two joked about the similarities between Cranston and dentist Tim Whatley on Seinfeld, where the two shared a kissing scene.
One of the saddest moments of the night was the tribute to comedian and actor Robin Williams. William’s friend, Billy Crystal came to the stage sharing some memories of some of his favorite times with the beloved Williams. It was a great tribute that lasted long enough for the actors to stay attentive but not too long for them to begin to wiggle in their chair. It was perfect.
The big winners of the night were Modern Family for Best Comedy and Breaking Bad for Best Drama. We can all agree at this point that NBC clearly took over the show, and there is a good possibility that we all witnessed the most insane episode of ever. Though, there was no sight of Ashton Kutcher.
Here’s a full list of winners:
Drama Series: “Breaking Bad”
Comedy Series: “Modern Family”
Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:Allison Janney, “Mom”
Writing for a Comedy Series: Louis C.K., “Louie”
Writing for a Drama Series: Moira Walley-Beckett, “Breaking Bad”
Directing for a Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, “Modern Family”
Directing for a Drama Series: Cary Joji Fukunaga, “True Detective”
Reality Competition Program: “The Amazing Race”
Television Movie: “The Normal Heart”
Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Steven Moffat, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Colin Busksey, “Fargo”
Variety Series: “The Colbert Report”
Writing for a Variety Special: Sarah Silverman, “We Are Miracles”
Directing for a Variety Series: Glenn Weiss, “The 67th Annual Tony Awards”