Yesterday was the big day: the 67th annual Emmy Awards were held. I enjoyed the ceremony so much that I wanted to share my favorite moments with you. These moments of laughter, joy, and sincerity will be listed chronologically. Either if you have seen the whole show and just want to read about the highlights once again, or if you have not seen the show, but just want to read about some of the things that happened; I hope you will enjoy my post about my ten favorite moments of this year’s Emmy Awards.
1. Shame Lynch
The show started with a monologue by host Andy Samberg. My favorite part was when Samberg explained that “if your speech goes too long, tonight – instead of being played off by the orchestra – you’re gonna have to deal with the mean nun from Game of Thrones.”. Then Jane Lynch walked up, dressed as said nun, shouting “Shame, shame, shame!”. That definitely set the tone for the rest of the evening.
2. Amys at the Emmys
The first guest presenters made sure that we were entertained from the moment their names were called. Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer walked towards the podium, where they were touched up by their make-up team one last time before walking up the stairs and presenting the first category: Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, which Allison Janney won.
Bradley Whitford and Joan Cusack – the winners of the Emmys for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series and Guest Actress in a Comedy Series – presented the category Directing in a Comedy Series. Before they announced the winner, we were shown a video of the nominees explaining what they thought was the most important skill to have as a comedy director. Witty Whitford then said “Timing.”, right as the video started.
I was hoping this was going to happen, and I am so glad that it did. Transparent won two more Emmys this evening! I could not be more happy. I cried like a little baby when Jimmy Kimmel announced that Jeffrey Tambor had won the Emmy for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. To quote Jill Soloway: “Thank you, Goddess!”.
5. Halfof Kitteridge
After having cried for 20 minutes about Transparent I really needed a bad pun, and I was so glad when Andy Samberg gave it to us. Regina King had just given us an amazing acceptance speech for winning the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series / Movie, when Samberg appeared on stage with his silly grin, explaining that he hadn’t seen Olive Kitteridge; he had only seen halfof Kitteridge.
6. Gervais’ disbelief
Ricky Gervais had told the audience previously that evening that there was no hope of him winning in his category, Lead Actor in a Limited Series / Movie. Therefore he asked if he could hold an Emmy, and then he told people to take pictures. The category came up, and he slouched into his chair when he saw his face next to the other nominees, who – in his eyes – had a significantly better chance at winning than he did.
7. Fangirling Jenkins
Lady Gaga presented the category Lead Actor in a Limited Series / Movie, and after she handed winner Richard Jenkins his Emmy he walked up to the microphone and said “That– that was Lady Gaga.”.
8. Aduba’s win
Uzo Aduba won the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and gave the most heartwarming speech. At the end she thanked her sister whom she called her best friend, which made me tear up again.
9. Davis’s speech
Viola Davis won the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Her acceptance speech started with a quote by Harriet Tubman, and continued about being the first black winner in this category. It was the best speech of that evening, and I cannot stop listening to it.
10. Morgan’s return
This show was amazing from beginning until end. This last moment was certainly one of the most memorable. Last year Tracy Morgan got into a bad car accident. He was in a coma that lasted eight days. Yesterday he gave a touching and funny speech and then announced the winner of the Emmy for Drama Series: Game of Thrones.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Feel free to leave comments about anything you agree or disagree with. I would love to hear what you all think!