Check out our Top 5 Moments from the 2013 Primetime Emmys:
1. Tina Fey & Amy Poehler
The opening to this year’s Emmys featured appearances from past Emmy hosts, but there’s no denying that last year’s emcees stole the show. While Jane Lynch, Jimmy Kimmy and more took the stage, Amy and Tina stayed in the front row, heckling two-time host Neil Patrick Harris, before stumbling onto the stage to present. With the “30 Rock” star telling E! News that she and Amy are talking about hosting the next “Golden Globes,” can it just be January already? (Skip to 6:40 for Amy & Tina)
2. Merritt Wever’s Acceptance Speech
Luckily, this year’s Emmy winners mostly kept it short and sweet. But it was “Nurse Jackie” actress Merritt Wever who set the tone, winning the night’s first award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy. As the win was something of an upset, Wever seemed adorably unprepared to give a speech. After three quick “thank yous,” she added, “I gotta go. Bye,” before scooting off the stage and into our hearts.
3. Neil Patrick Harris, “The Number in the Middle of the Show”
NPH is always a great host, but it was somewhat surprising that he didn’t open the show with a musical number. Yet he was just waiting for the hilarious “Number in the Middle of the Show,” which took place, unsurprisingly, halfway through the ceremony. With special appearances by Sarah Silverman and Nathan Fillion (“Castle”), this “fairly arbitrary” performance was just what we needed to get us ready for the show’s second half.
4. Emmy Tributes
2013 is the year of the Emmy tributes, as the show featured five personal nods to late stars like Cory Monteith and Jean Stapleton, in addition to the usual In Memorium section. Elton John also took the stage for an homage to Liberace in the form of a new song called “Home Again.” Though the ceremony was touching, “Modern Family” executive producer Steve Levitan somewhat aptly noted upon the series’ Outstanding Comedy win, “Well, this may be the saddest Emmys of all time but we could not be happier.
Another significant trend at this year’s Emmys was the number of shocking upsets. Though the later categories were less than surprising, with wins for “Modern Family,” “Breaking Bad” and “Homeland,” Wever’s win kicked off a number of underdog wins. Jeff Daniels won for a Lead Actor in a Drama, Bobby Cannavale beat out two “Breaking Bad” stars and “Homeland” actor Mandy Patinkin for supporting drama actor, and “Veep”’s Tony Hale scored ahead of not one but THREE “Modern Family” stars.
Did you watch Sunday's show? What was your favorite moment from the 2013 Primetime Emmys?