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Last night, everyone in Hollywood got real glammed up to celebrate the very best of television (and Netflix). You can see the full winners list here, but these are the 10 things you really missed last night.
Merritt Wever’s Acceptance Speech
Merritt Wever was the first in a night full of upset Emmy wins. Her shockingly short acceptance speech – “Thank you so very much. Um, I gotta go, bye.” – was an excitingly candid moment from someone who was clearly not expecting to win.
Carrie Underwood’s Beatles Tribute?
In a night full of of tributes, Don Cheadle and Carrie Underwood staged a tonally confusing tribute to television’s role in reporting John F. Kennedy’s death and also the Beatles?
Okay, sure, it was definitely staged. But this guy won the Emmys telecast.
Will Ferrell and Sons
Joking that Helen Mirren and Maggie Smith had dropped out at the last minute, Will Ferrell presented the awards for best comedy and drama series with his children on stage, saying he couldn’t find a babysitter in time.
Stephen Colbert Finally Got His Emmy
Stephen Colbert and Co. ended The Daily Show‘s decade-long winning streak, winning the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series. Colbert thanked Jon Stewart in his acceptance speech, but also went on to say: “They say it’s an honor just to be nominated, but it’s also a lie. Winning is way better.” Congratulations, Stephen.
Kevin Spacey Has No Time for Cameras
He may not have won for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, but Kevin Spacey stole the show with his reaction to the reaction camera.
Elton John’s Jacket
For a tribute to Liberace, Elton John donned one of his Captain Fantastic-era jackets and sang “Home Again,” a song he said reminded him of Liberace. It was Elton John’s first time performing at the Emmys.
Diahann Carroll and Kerry Washington
Diahann Carroll, the first-ever African-American Emmy nominee, and Kerry Washington shared the stage to present the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. While Washington may have looked a bit uncomfortable as Carroll heaped praise on her, it was a truly historical moment between two trailblazers. Though Washington didn’t win, she was the first black woman nominated as a lead actress since 1995.
Gary Holds Selina’s Bag
As Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepted her fourth Emmy, she was joined on stage by Tony Hale, who plays her Veep character’s ever-faithful personal aide, Gary. Hale also won an Emmy for his performance on Veep last night.
Edie Falco’s Tribute to James Gandolfini
Having played his wife for six seasons of The Sopranos, Edie Falco delivered an emotional tribute to James Gandolfini, saying: “You all knew James Gandolfini the actor. I was lucky enough to know Jim the man. For 10 years as his close colleague and his pretend life-partner, and for many more years as his friend. And it’s Jim, the man, the very dear man, that I will miss most of all.”
Seth MacFarlene may not be a household name to those who don’t follow Family Guy, but you can’t deny that the funnyman staple in Hollywood comedy scene.
After becoming TV history’s youngest executive producer at the age of 24, MacFarlene went on to create The Cleveland Show, American Dad! and write and direct his first feature film, Ted.
Fans and those who hang out in MacFarlene’s inner circle know his irreverent wit, musical abilities (he’s a regular at Los Angeles’ famous Brass Monkey karaoke bar) and impressive pop culture knowledge.
But does he have what it takes to host the Academy Awards Sunday? From a five-word acceptance speech to his dead-on Kermit the Frog impression, relive his top 10 funniest moments and help us decide.
Microphone Fail at the 2012 Emmys: After delivering his presenter’s speech into the wrong microphone during 2012′s Emmy Awards, MacFarlene quickly saved face and improvised a joke about skipping rehearsal, turning what might’ve been ho-hum dialogue to one of the most memorable moments of the ceremony.
White Trash Names: MacFarlene may have miffed a lot of girls when they watched this scene from Ted, but those who have encountered not-so-classy ladies of with these monikers were left giggling in their seats.
2007 Emmys Musical Number: If there’s one thing MacFarlene fans know, it’s that the comedian leaves no stone unturned — or in the case of the 2007 Emmys, no show safe from ridicule. Providing the voices of Family Guy‘s Stewie and Brian, MacFarlene sang about how trashy TV has become during the ceremony’s opening musical number. Let’s just hope the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be able to stomach this kind of humor.
Five-word Acceptance Speech at the Webby Awards: So much LOLs, so little words.
Family Guy‘s Emmys Campaign: Proving that he’s just of a TV fanatic as the rest of America, MacFarlene turned Family Guy’s “for Your Consideration” Emmys campaign for Outstanding Comedy in 2009 into a YouTube series YouTube featuring video clips poking fun at the other nominees, including The Office, 30 Rock and — as seen below — How I Met Your Mother.
Pizza Salad: If you’ve ever eaten a salad from a pizza place, you’ll get this joke.
Oscars Promo: MacFarlene gave fans a little taste of what’s to come when he starred in this Oscars pormo riffing off of old footage from 1999′s James Bond flick, The World is Not Enough. “You’re gonna have fun.”
Acceptance Speech at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards: Hey, if you can’t laugh at them. Laugh at yourself. And then maybe laugh at them. And then do a Stewie impersonation.
Kermit the Frog Impression: Even Family Guy‘s Alex Borstein and Seth Green approved.
And this joke, appropriately about an Oscar nominee: