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A couple of months ago we made some wildly hopeful guesses at who would be taking home an Emmy. Well last night those predictions were turned on their head, as many of those who were expected to win went home empty handed (apart from a lovely goodie bag).
As host Neil ‘he’s no Tina Fey and Amy Poehler but he’ll do’ Patrick Harris quipped: “This just in: nobody in America is winning their Emmy office pool.” Here’s our run down of what you need to know about the awards.
1) Breaking Bad’s Skylar Showed 'Em
In the recent piece she wrote for The New York Times actress Anna Gunn discussed her reaction to the wealth of anti-Skylar sentiment in cyber-space. So it was great to get to see her give the proverbial two fingered salute to the trolls through her win as Best Supporting Actress.
2) Behind The Candelabra Picked Up Pretty Much All Of The Awards
With Candleabra only being show on TV (HBO) in the States the film rightly picked up a heap of awards last night, but weirdly missed out on the hotly contested ‘best use of a prosthetic nose and a spangly jumpsuit’ gong. However it DID get lucky in the Miniseries or Movie, Director and actor categories (with Michael Douglas making a sort of amazing/ accidental hand job gag. See above).
3) Tina Fey Won For 30 Rock
30 Rock may have bowed out at the end of last year, but it was great to see that one of our favourite comedy shows got a much deserved win in the comedy series writing category. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made a twerking gag and did a Jennifer Lawrence-esque pratfall up the stairs. We’re sure Liz Lemon would be having some night cheese to celebrate.
4) Claire Danes Didn’t Need To Do Her Cry Face
Despite Series Two getting some flak from critics, the calibre acting of Claire Danes has been one constant on the show. Although we’re a bit wary of her attempting comedy after these rather distressing baby noises (see below). I smell a meme…
5) Merritt Wever Does The Best Acceptance Speech Ever
Zoey, Merritt Wever’s character in Nurse Jackie, is a rather brilliant mix of space cadet and homespun loveliness, so it seems appropriate that her blink-and-you’ll-miss-it acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress was in the comedy tradition of Smack The Pony-doing-a-sketch-about-an-actress-accepting-an-Emmy-award…*needs to lie down now*.