How deserving of an Emmy is Amy Poehler? So deserving, that for the second year in a row, she's made simply the *category* of Lead Actress in a Comedy Series the highlight of the ceremony. This year she "accidentally" swapped acceptance speeches with the equally amazing Julia Louis-Dreyfus during her victory. Plus, she looked damn hot in that dress.
Don't get us wrong, Maggie Smith is a stellar actress and she's simply wonderful on 'Downton Abbey.' But let's be honest, this was Christina Hendricks' year. Even worse, Dame Maggie didn't even show up while the other ladies in her category still had to put on a gracious loser face.
BEST: 'Breaking Bad' Meets 'The Andy Griffith Show'
Cue that whistling. 'Breaking Bad' is its own slice of Americana (in its own dark, twisted way), so when the telecast gave the AMC series a 'The Andy Griffith Show' twist, it completely worked... it its own dark, twisted way.
Cue the bored silence. We're officially convinced Emmy voters are entirely unaware of any and all other reality shows. That's the only reasonable explanation to 'The Amazing Race' winning again last night.
BEST: Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert Take Down Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart's best friends/worst rivals Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon may not be able to take down 'The Daily Show' at the Emmys, but it doesn't mean they can't literally take down the host at the Emmys. The two hilariously wrestled Stewart to the ground in a vain attempt to stop him from winning his 10th consecutive Emmy in the Best Variety category. Even funnier than the Colbert and Fallon takedown was Stewart's scathing takedown of the ceremony itself. His win may have been "f***ing predic
Their Lily sketch was cute and all, but enough is enough. If any of the Best Comedy and/or acting contenders want to try to take down Steve Levitan or any of the cast members on the way to the podium a la Fallon and Colbert to Stewart next year, we wouldn't object.
"Awwww!" isn't an exclamation often associated with 'Breaking Bad,' but when tearful winner Aaron Paul gave his friend and co-star Giancarlo Esposito a big ol' hug and kiss after besting him in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category, we couldn't help but cry along. Jesse and Gus 4-eva!
Take your pick: From that wasted opportunity cold open (all those funny ladies and that's the best they could come up with?!) to the lackluster opening monologue to that tasteless In Memoriam sketch, the usually great Kimmel sank like a stone. Why couldn't he bring his post-Oscar comedy gold to the Emmys?