Modern Family, Homeland, and Game Change were the big winners at last night’s Emmy awards. Mad Man was shut out to the surprise of the critics, and Sherlock was shut out to the abject horror of the online fandom. Jimmy Kimmel was a solid host and constant comedians Amy Poehler, Jon Stewart, and Tina Fey brought the extra laughs. We at LeakyNews live blogged the Emmys last night, and had a blast doing it, so be sure to check that out for all of our immeadiate reactions. If all you want is the full list of winners the best place to check that out is at Emmys.com; you can even download and print out a PDF document.
But it’s Monday, and you’re all very sleepy from the late night I’m sure. So the best way to tackle the decade long ceremony is by putting up the three best clips from the show.
There were a few pre-recorded gags but this one easily was the funniest of the night. It shows behind the scenes of major winner Modern Family, where one cast member clearly is out the get the others.
Next we have not only the funniest getting to the stage gag, but probably also the best speech all night. Jon Stewart and The Daily Show have dominated the Variey Emmy category for 10 years, so when they won again, Stewart had to drag himself down the aisle while being attacked by fellow nominees Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert. He then gave a heartfelt, and humble speech, which he ended by landing a scorching burn on the telecast and dropping the first F-bomb of the night. (apologies for the quality. I’ll keep hunting for better clips throughout the day, but the video in HD is available uncensored on the Emmy website)
Jimmy Kimmel seemed to be using Tracy Morgan as his ridiculous comic sidekick to his straight man. First by pranking (fairly successfully) the non-watching audience into believing that Morgan had passed out on stage. Later though, was what I found to be the funnier of the bits, when after losing to The Daily Show, Kimmel blamed his parents for being overly-supportive of his endeavors.
Close runners-up include Ricky Gervais’ bantering with Louis C.K., Tina Fey forgetting her glasses and being berated by co-presenter Jon Hamm, and Amy Poehler editing Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ speech to her advantage. A solidly funny, if staggeringly predictable Emmy show. What do you think? Any highlights that I missed?