Best Moments From the Emmys
Big kiss for Louis-Dreyfus, big win for 'Colborg Report'
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2014 3:55 AM CDT
Updated Aug 26, 2014 6:25 AM CDT
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(Newser) – People are talking about the Emmy Awards on a Tuesday morning instead of a Monday because "this year we're doing the Emmys on a Monday night in August—which, if I understand television, means the Emmys are about to get canceled," quipped host Seth Meyers. Some of the highlights, as per PopSugar, Celebuzz, USA Today, and the Hollywood Reporter:

  • As Julia Louis-Dreyfus went up to collect her prize for lead actress in a comedy series, Bryan Cranston swooped in to give her a passionate kiss that lasted a full 11 seconds. "Yeah, he was on Seinfeld," she said afterward.

  • Billy Crystal offered a heartfelt tribute to his old friend Robin Williams during the "in memoriam" segment. "As genius as he was on stage, he was the best friend you could ever imagine," he said. "It's very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in our lives."
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic's medley of theme song parodies poked fun at shows including Game of Thrones, Modern Family, and Mad Men, with lines like "Jon Hamm's never won an Emmy—oh, who cares, he's still Jon freaking Hamm!"
  • Gwen Stefani had what critics are calling an "Adele Dazeem" moment when she mangled the name of The Colbert Report as she announced its win for best variety series. Jimmy Fallon then rushed the stage, saying, "She said it wrong, so there must be a mistake." Fallon proceeded to deliver an acceptance speech that Stephen Colbert whispered in his ear. "I think I might just change my name to Colborg," Colbert said backstage later.
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youngblood
Aug 26, 2014 6:27 PM CDT
Not one person should give these people a second of their time. Then you would be the celebrities making millions and driving Ferrari's. They would be on the outside looking in. Because they are NOTHING without us.
Chicagoist
Aug 26, 2014 10:39 AM CDT
If he can't recognize Jimmy Kimmel's hilarious rip on Matthew McConaughey as one of the highlights of the evening then Rob Quinn needs to be cancelled.
Veteran.Joe
Aug 26, 2014 7:13 AM CDT
It's "cancelled," Noiser, yes, "cancelled," with TWO "l"s. Otherwise, yes, since the Emmys have gotten so pathetically bad, PLEASE cancel any further broadcasts! And give the awards only to programs available to everyone on regular broadcast television.