Jimmy Kimmel’s opening video segment was all over the map — ironic, for a joke dependent on L.A.’s crappy traffic. Still, Julia Louis-Dreyfus almost saved it.
Ribbing Hollywood’s diversity backpatting and lightly jabbing audience members gave Kimmel’s remarks just enough bite, while remaining good-intentioned.
Alan Yang made a moving case for Asian representation in Hollywood, more than making up for Aziz Ansari getting cut short.
Jill Soloway, who later went off on Donald Trump backstage, made her onstage comments particular to “Transparent” before throwing in an empowering closing call.
Kate McKinnon delivered a stellar performance in “SNL”…and “Ghostbusters”…and everything else she’s been in, ever. Clearly, she was touched by this win, and we’re all pretty pumped for her, too.
After (semi-) jokingly apologizing for “Veep” transitioning from shrewd political satire to a “sobering documentary,” the Queen of the Emmys took a moment to dedicate her trophy to her father. “I’m so glad that he liked ‘Veep’ because his opinion was the one that really mattered.”
Tambor used his time on stage to address a pertinent issue to his program and himself, personally. “I would very much like to be the last cisgender male playing a transgender female.”
An updated version of Ellen’s Oscars bit, this lame ratings grab — “Stranger Things” was not a nominee, nor was it even eligible — took too much time and only snagged a few laughs overall.
These two. Love is real, folks.
We’re with you, Courtney.
He didn’t finish it, but Oliver’s continuation of the “chain” bit started by Brown pushed his great speech over the top.
After leaving three Emmy awards empty-handed, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele finally took home trophies for their final season — including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. ‘Bout time.
Despite his snub, Aziz Ansari’s dad made it the Emmys and his son made sure the fans at home knew it.
Oswalt wasn’t a favorite in his category, but the well-respected comedian still took home an Emmy for his first nomination. He made the most of his time on-stage, and, despite not preparing a speech, wowed with touching words. “I want to share this with two people. My daughter Alice who is waiting at home. And the other one is waiting somewhere else, I hope,”
I mean, the “7 Days in Hell” stars’ banter was adequate, but it didn’t justify its time. That being said…
…their banter did bring us this. For that, we are greatful.
Say what you will — Mendelsohn deserved this. Take note of Peter Dinklage’s surprised but approving reaction in the photo for affirmation.
Many predicted this first-time nominee would win, but that didn’t reassure the young “Mr. Robot” actor. His shock and appreciation resonated in his speech.
The bit may have gone on a touch too long, but Damon’s likable presence kept it afloat.
“Veep” won! You guys! For the second year in a row, the best comedy on TV actually won the award for best comedy series on TV! What a night!
Look at Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ face! Look at her! She’s so happy! They all are! What a glorious day!