Television’s biggest night did not disappoint. It was full of laughs and surprises and lived up to the quality of all the amazing shows they were honoring. Here are some of our all-time favorite moments:
The Pre-Taped Segments: From the introduction that included Jimmy Kimmel as an unfortunate Botox survivor who had to have his face punched back into shape by the likes of Christina Hendricks and a naked Lena Durham and borrow some pants from Ellen Degeneres to a Breaking Bad/Andy Griffith Show mashup, the pre-taped segments raised the bar this year.
Modern Family: Beginning with Eric Stonestreet’s heartfelt speech extolling gratitude for winning for a role of a gay man being himself and continuing to the pre-taped segment showing “Lily” as a monster-like diva and beyond, the cast had everyone smiling through their (multiple) wins!
Color!: From Sofia Vergara and Julianne Moore to Claire Danes and Jessica Lange, bright color was everywhere! We applaud these women for picking such strong and bold colors. They looked fabulous!
Curve Hugging Dresses: The ladies were embracing their curves in a great way tonight – and their confidence is the only thing that outshone their fashion!
Jimmy Kimmel: The host did a great job of being funny while also not being a scene-stealer – except in those pre-taped segments, of course! We wouldn’t mind seeing him back on the stage.
In Memorium: Always a heart-wrenching segment, this tribute to those members of the industry that passed away in the last year is always one of the most touching moments of the broadcast.
Funny Ladies: From Julia Louis-Dreyfuss and Amy Poehler “switching” speeches to Tina Fey ad-libbing when she forgot her glasses and Melissa McCarthy cracking everyone up with her confessions about Duckie, the women rules the night.
Michael J. Fox: Alex P. Keaton brought the crowd to their feet when he announced the Emmy for best comedy series. It’s hard not to miss that guy – good thing he’s returning to primetime next year!
Homeland: The surprise winner of the evening bested perennial favorites Mad Men and Bryan Cranston. Could it be the best show you’re not watching?
Jon Hamm in a tux: Need we say more?
Elizabeth is an attorney by day, entertainment blogger by night, and a new mom to an impossibly cute son. When she’s not fending off the paparazzi who think she’s Tina Fey, she enjoys sleep, wine, exercises in elaborate procrastination, invoking her acerbic wit, and using words like acerbic. She’s written for the entertainment sites SqueeTV, Xfinity, and Snakkle, and her posts have been featured on the Huffington Post, Wet Paint, Good Morning America, and (it is rumored) her parents’ fridge. Elizabeth can be found working on her night cheese in Chicago where she lives with her husband, baby, and two beautiful DVRs. You can follow Elizabeth on twitter.