From hilarious performances to the night’s most surprising wins, iVillage.ca takes a look at must-see moments from TV’s biggest night – the 63rd annual Emmy awards.
A Heroine`s Welcome
Armed with style, wit and confidence, Jane Lynch broke out into song and dance to start her stint as Emmys emcee — and finished off the opening number by being carried in on the shoulders of tuxedo-clad gents.
The only time Lynch came close to losing her cool was after she was beat out by Julie Bowen in the race for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series.
“I just want to amend what I said on the red carpet about there not being any winners or losers — there are losers, and I am one…and it hurts,” she deadpanned. “If I didn’t have to host the rest of the show, I would be home by now eating a tub of turkey meatballs in the dark.”
A Jimmy Thing
Friends or foes? After walking onto the stage with their arms linked, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel — who were presenting the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series — had a friendly (we think) scuffle when Kimmel tried to swipe Fallon’s “prepped” acceptance speech he hoped to be delivering later in the show.
Fallon had stiff competition in the battle for outstanding variety, music or comedy series as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon ultimately lost out to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, which has dominated the category since 2003.
Queen of Comedy
Topped with a tiara, Mike & Molly’s Melissa McCarthy may have looked like a pageant queen after being crowned the reigning outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, but in reality she was just a proud first-time Emmy winner.
As all of the hilarious women nominated for the award surrounded her, McCarthy had her hands full with a spray of red roses and her award, as she humbly delivered her acceptance speech, while fighting tears: “I’m sorry. I’m a crier,” she gushed. “I’m from Plainfield, Ill., and I’m standing here, and it’s kind of amazing.”
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