By Mikkel Hyldebrandt
Did you see the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards last night on CBS? There were definitely a couple of moments worth watching, despite the fact that the 3-hour award show was lacking momentum, somewhat in emotion, and was probably the saddest Emmy show of all times.
Host Neil Patrick Harris did a great job hosting the evening (but-not-as-good-as-when-he-did-the-Tonys) and even pulled out a couple of show tunes to lighten the mood of an otherwise gloomy award show interspersed with plenty of “In Memoriam” segments about several of the big personalities who died this year including Larry Hagman (Dallas), Cory Monteith (Glee) and James Gandolfini (Sopranos).
Other notable characteristics of this year’s Emmy’s (also referred to as TV’s biggest night) included Breaking Bad being almost completely snubbed of most of the awards it was expected to win except for one (and the most important one) “Best Drama Series.” Shockingly Mad Men didn’t receive a single Emmy award – a first for the critically acclaimed series.
Below are some of our favorite moments from the evening (we do apologize for the video quality on some of them… CBS and the Emmy’s are still in the Stone Age regarding online content):
Opening skit (not the dreary filmed intro) where Neil Patrick Harris is interrupted by previous hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, and Conan O’Brien:
Emmy choreography performance incorporating elements from shows like Mad Men, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, and Breaking Bad:
Michael Douglas’ acceptance speech where he shares his award with Matt Damon (who prefers the top part…):
Gay actor Jim Parsons accepts the award for “Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series” for his role in “The Big Bang Theory“:
Modern Family accepts the award for “Best Comedy Series”:
Jane Lynch remembering Glee’s Cory Monteith:
Elton John’s tribute performance to Liberace (poor audio quality):