Unforgettable Moments From The 2012 Primetime Emmys
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By Keertana Sastry September 24, 2012
Paul won his second Emmy for his role of Jesse in Breaking Bad and could have sworn his co-star Giancarlo Esposito was taking home the gold. He lovingly thanked his fiancee and Breaking Bad's creator Vince Gilligan for not killing him off in the first season. We're all thankful for that Aaron.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus took home the Best Lead Comedy Actress award last night but in a hilarious bit, Amy Poehler "mistakenly" switched acceptances speeches with Dreyfus, leading Dreyfus to accidentally thank NBC and Parks and Recreation instead of her own show, Veep. Amy always manages to do something brilliant with her category (see: last year's Emmy pageant show)
According to Aziz Ansari, Emmy voters take you more seriously if you're British so the Parks and Recreation comedian took that logic to his presenting duties. Also, British people apparently love saying "fish and chips" and "cheerio" all the time. Genius.
What would Breaking Bad look like if it had aired about 40 years ago? Apparently, it would be a really morbidly funny version of The Andy Griffith Show.
When Claire Danes won Best Actress in a Drama, she went up onstage and did the usual thanking of her producers and writers of Homeland. But when it came time to thank her co-star Mandy Patinkin, she only needed to say one word: "Holla!" And even better, she thanks her husband Hugh Dancy by calling him her "baby daddy." Fitting and adorable.
Sunday's Emmys telecast was a bit of a mixed bag of shocking wins, hilarious presenters and great comedy sketches. Check out some of our favorite bits from the 3-hour night.
Stonestreet won his second Emmy for playing Cam in Modern Family last night and spent the first half of his acceptance speech thanking his better onscreen half: Jesse Tyler Ferguson. It was a wonderful moment that showed how much the co-stars really care about each other.
Kimmel opened the evening with a strange but mostly hilarious sketch that involved several leading ladies almost punching his lights out.
After Jon Stewart's name was called for the 10th time in a row for Best Variety Special, fellow nominees Jimmy Fallon and Steven Colbert weren't going to let Stewart get his gold without a fight. The two wrestled Stewart to the ground. When Stewart finally made it to the stage, he admitted he wasn't fit enough to do a comedy bit with Jimmy Fallon.
While neither won their respective acting categories (more on Amy's acting race later), both Louis CK and Amy Poehler were two of the funniest presenters and guests of the night.
When Melissa McCarthy presented the award for Best Comedy Lead Actor, she admitted some hilarious and slightly embarrassing things about her love for each of the actors in the category. For example, here's what she said about Louis CK: “There’s something about that sweet, sweet, angry ginger baby skin that I like. I like it."
This gag from the cast of Modern Family was simply hilarious. The young child actress who play Cam and Mitchell's daughter Lily was made to look like an evil diva, hell bent on making the rest of her cast mates frightened and miserable.
Who knew Tina Fey had such bad eyesight? During their presentation for the Best Lead Drama Actress, Fey could not read the teleprompter and decided to make up words instead of getting her glasses. One of the nominees was described as "an invisible shrimp trucker."
Jimmy Kimmel had an idea to get more viewers to watch the Emmy telecast: how about starting a trend on Twitter? So he recruited Tracy Morgan to lie on the floor of the stage and have everyone watching tweet out this sentence: "OMG Tracy Morgan just passed out onstage at the Emmys! Turn on ABC right now!" Over 25,000 people complied... including us!
For the past few years, the Emmys have begun a new tradition of asking the writers and directors of both comedies and dramas some fun questions that allow them to have memorable screen time. And this year, they did not disappoint. The best moments came from Louis CK and his annoyance with having to answer the question.
Last night's Emmys telecast was a real-mixed bag of hilarious comedy sketches, shocking upsets and charming stars. Check out some of our favorite bits from the whole 3-hour night.Read More ↓