Last night the 67th Emmy Awards kicked off awards season, hosted by former SNL cast member, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star and The Lonely Island co-founder, Andy Samberg, who did a fantastic job of being entertaining while still maintaining his weird and quirky self that makes him so endearing. If you didn’t get a chance to watch, here are my favorite moments from the show. Some are sweet and moving, some funny and some inspiring.
1. Andy Samberg’s Emmy Opening – Hilarious musical number about binge watching the countless shows that are out there and without spoiling, Nathan Fillion makes a great cameo!!!
2. Jon Hamm’s Acceptance Speech For Outstanding Lead Actor In A Dramatic Series – This has been a long time coming and I believe everyone was excited for Jon Hamm finally winning an Emmy after years of playing the tortured Don Draper, on AMC’s Mad Men. I’m still bummed that he and his girlfriend of 18 years, Jennifer Westfeldt, recently broke up but he did thank her and their dog, Cora, which was very sweet.
3. Amy Schumer Wins Outstanding Variety Sketch Series – My girl Amy! So happy for her and everyone involved. This is one of the best shows on television and she thanks her makeup artist!
4. Uzo Aduba’s Acceptance Speech – People, this lady is an example of perseverance. Just before her audition for Orange Is The New Black, she almost quit the biz. It’s a hard journey for everyone but you never know what will happen if you keep focused on your passion.
5. Tracy Morgan Returns To A Standing Ovation – A little over a year ago, Tracy Morgan was in a horrific car accident that put him in a coma for 8 days and killed his mentor and friend, James “Jimmy Mack” McNair. Obviously an emotional appearance, Morgan got in a couple of jokes reminding us that he’s still as funny as ever!
Other notable moments, Viola Davis’ win for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Dramatic Series and her inspiring speech, Game Of Thrones for Outstanding Dramatic Series (yea nerds!), and Peter Dinklage for Outstanding Supporting Actor In a Dramatic Series and in bad news, Tatiana Maslany was snubbed!!!!