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10 Things You Missed on the Emmys

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?

This Dude

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

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale

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.”

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Sofia Vergara Had A Pleasant Time At The Emmy Awards

Unlike the Golden Globes, the Emmys like to retain a sense of dignity when handing out awards. Once that ends, though, all bets are off.

After the ceremony, held downtown at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, stars dispersed to several different parties. Mick Jagger and Laura Dern attended HBO’s after party at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, while Sofia Vergara got Latina Girl Wasted at Fox’s bash downtown.

Let’s see what we missed in the photo gallery, shall we?

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Ellen Pompeo Calls Out the Emmys on Its Lack of Diversity

Grey’s Anatomy used to be a big deal at the Emmys; they don’t get invited anymore. So Ellen Pompeo was watching from home when she noticed the show’s lack of diversity.

“I didn’t see any diversity in the Emmys at all,” Pompeo told USA Today. “The Emmys felt so dated to me. … That dance number was embarrassing. Did you see one person of color in that dance number?”

The Emmys were, and have always been, incredibly white. This year, Kerry Washington‘s nomination for Scandal, another Shonda Rhimes show, was the first for a black leading actress since 1995; a fact the Emmys was not ashamed of, but rather celebrated.

Pompeo went on to say: “I’m extremely proud of our very, very diverse cast which represents the world that I walk around in every day.”

Later, on Watch What Happens Live, Pompeo clarified that she thought she’d been off the record when she made those remarks, but that she stood by them.

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Riddle Me This: What’s More Entertaining Than Everything About Sofia Vergara?

Q: What’s more entertaining than everything about Sofia Vergara?

A: Nothing Today’s winning captions!

“Uh oh, this fem-bot needs some rewiring!” – Andria

“Are you staring at my boobs Jay?” – Clara

“And I was like, No you didnt girl !!!!!!!!! Shut the front door” – Alice

“What? Of course they’re real!!!!” – Nancy

“jesssssssss, english is my second language, can you belieeeeeeeeebe-et?” – Suzie

“Errrp, shouldnt have eaten tht burger earlier” – Lisa

Congrats to our winners! Visit our Facebook page for a new Caption Contest each and every weekday. It’s never too late to add a caption, so do so in the comments!

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Giveaway Alert: Win the Official Emmys Giving Suite™ Collection, Valued at Nearly $4,000!

Being a famous actor is great for a number of reasons. Huge paychecks and airbrushing are probably the top two reasons, but FREE SWAG is a close third.

While we cannot cut you a large check or airbrush your photos (not that they need it!), we can make good on The Number Three Reason It’s So Great Being a Famous Actor and provide you with the same FREE SWAG given to people like Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston, Kerry Washington, and Sofia Vergara. That’s right, we’re awarding one lucky reader the Giving Suite Collection, which will be given to stars attending the 65th Annual Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 22.

The 65th Annual Emmy Awards air on Sunday, September 22, at 8 p.m. ET, and in honor of the festivities, we’re giving away the official Giving Suite Collection to one lucky Celebuzz reader. And it couldn’t be easier to win:

1) Leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite TV show is.

2) If you have more than one favorite show, leave multiple comments telling us about all of your TV loves.

3) Make sure you are logged in with a valid email address when leaving your comment. We will be contacting the winner via email.

4) Please note, the winner must provide a U.S. shipping address.

Please read the complete contest rules here.

Here is the complete list of prizes:

808 CANZ – Smaller than a soda can, 808 CANZ provide big sound in a little package, with the punchiest sound around via a Bluetooth wireless or a line-in connection. 808 CANZ provide studio quality sound and intense bass from a tiny, rechargeable, can-shaped speaker. The wireless speaker supports Bluetooth v.21 and also includes a 3.5 audio line input for versatile listening options. With a range of 30 feet and a battery life of 5-6 hours (at a normal volume), CANZ are a convenient option to listen to music anywhere without sacrificing sound quality.

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones – The first in-ear noise canceling headphones from Bose.

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Marchesa by Lenox – Beautiful white porcelain Marchesa Rose 5 7 frame and large 12.5″ vase or gleaming silver-plated 5 7 frames in the Marchesa Rose, Pleated Swirl and French Lace patterns or elegant crystal toasting flutes from Marchesa’s opulent giftware collection.

Marchon – Luxury eyewear.

Sabra Dipping Company, LLC is a leader in refrigerated dips and spreads and producer of America’s top-selling Hummus, available in more than a dozen flavors. Sabra products also include Salsas, Veggie Dips, Guacamole and Mediterranean Salads. Winner will get a Sabra cooler bag.

Samuelsohn is a luxury menswear collection based in Canada, renowned for their unparalleled quality and legendary hand-tailored approach to men’s clothing.

The Oaks at Ojai Spa – A casual get fit getaway including spa cuisine dining and hiking in the bucolic Ojai Valley.

Waltzing Matilda Swag – Authentic Handmade American Leather item.

Whitening Lightning – This 20 minute teeth whitening system delivers results equivalent to the dental office without the sensitivity, pain or hefty price tag.

Zoomer – The first dog with artificial intelligence that you can adopt, train to listen and learn. He is the perfect family pet.

You will also receive:

A Catherine Original, LLC – internationally known for its unique, one-of-a-kind and limited edition handcrafted jewelry, featuring a mix of gemstones, pearls, and other natural materials, will be gifting handmade gemstone and gold-filled necklaces created especially for the event.

ABCmouse.com – The gift of learning from ABCmouse.com! ABCMouse.com is an award winning educational site for young children ages 2 to 6. The site offers a complete online curriculum that meets common core and states’ standards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. The curriculum is presented through more than 3,000 fun and engaging educational activities, including books, games, animations, puzzles, art activities, songs, and printables. The site is completely safe and child-friendly, with no pop-ups, off-site links, or advertising.

Esperanza Resort – This magical seaside retreat that truly captures the spirit of Baja will provide a branded reed diffuser.

Hotel Jerome – This recently refurbished Hotel Jerome in Aspen Colorado, renowned for its relaxed elegance, gracious hospitality and authentic mountain spirit will provide a branded glass water bottle.

Invitation Consultants stationery is the perfect way to express your style and add a personal touch to your snail mail!

Namb – Butterfly Chip & Dip.

Qore Systems – Qore24 is a new alternative to alcohol-based hand sanitizers that provides instant purification and 24 hours of continuous protection for your skin against germs, without harsh chemicals.

The Container Store – Eagle Creek Black or Sienna 25″ Adventure Wheeled Luggage.

The Enlightened Kid Program – Created by New York Times Bestselling Author and Law of Attraction Coach Christy Whitman, The Enlightened Kid Programs are all about creating a solid foundation for your child; they focus on building strong character, high self-esteem, & unlimited possibilities and offers a simple yet effective step-by-step solution to empower your children as they grow and reach different stages in their lives.

Items in photo subject to change based on availability- some colors and styles may vary. Courtesy of Backstage Creations.

So get commenting, guys! Tell us what your favorite TV show(s) are below, and all of this could be yours!

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