The Best Emmy Moments, Courtesy of TV’s Funniest Ladies
2:30 pm, September 23rd | by Colette McIntyre
Since you were presumably too busy watching Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter (you poor, poor soul), or a Law and Order: SVU repeat (it was the one where Detective Stabler took the case to heart, wasn’t it?), here is our review of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards: Meh. Pretty much everything that you thought would happen, happened: Neil Patrick Harris performed a song-and-dance routine, teleprompters were read with little pizazz, and Jim Parsons’ reign over the Best Actor in a Comedy category continued. Yet, there were some glittering moments that stood out from the typical award show drudgery, most of which involved TV’s funniest ladies. Coincidence? We think not.
There was Merritt Wever’s surprise win for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy and her even more surprising acceptance speech, which is seemingly the only thing that people are talking about, for good reason.
THIS IS ONE OF THE MANY REASONS WHY SCHMIDT SHOULD CHOOSE YOU OVER CECE! UGH. THE CHOICE IS SO OBVIOUS.
Not to be outdone, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ acceptance speech for her fourth career Emmy was a perfectly executed homage to Veep‘s much-beloved interpersonal bumbling.
And Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were their wonderful, genius selves, heckling Neil Patrick Harris during his opening sequence, #misandry. -1 for the tired “twerking” joke; +1000 for the 3D glasses and for giving me a new perfect popcorn gif. Internet commentors, beware!