Emmys Recap: Stoned Speeches, Make-Out Sessions And Andy Samberg As King Joffrey
If you missed last night's 66th annual Emmy Awards, we've got you covered. Breaking Bad made it out big with five wins, but True Detective only snagged one for Best Director. Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black were completely shut out (WHAT IS THIS WORLD WE'RE LIVING IN?). Both Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston both won best lead actor and actress Emmys, but more importantly they also won in their hot make-out session during the awards show. Gwen Stefani totally butchered Stephen Colbert's name and Andy Samberg played a great King Joffrey. We bring to you some of the best moments from the awards show.
The Sexy Kiss Between Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Bryan Cranston:
On the way to getting up on stage to accept her Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy, Louis-Dreyfus made a stop by Cranston's seat first—to have a heavy make-out session with him. Earlier she had pretended not to remember Cranston from his guest spot on Seinfeld back in the day, but after that kiss she joked that it brought back memories. She was asked in the media room later what the kiss was like, to which she said, "You saw it on TV and you tell me. It was pretty good. He really goes for it."
And here's Cranston wiping off his lips after the kiss:
Gwen Stefani Butchering Stephen Colbert's Name:
No Doubt's Stefani had herself an "Adele Dazeem" moment when she mispronounced Best Variety Series winner Stephen Colbert's name. It sounded like she said "Colbore" or "Cold War." Jimmy Fallon called her out on flub at the 0:37-minute mark below, saying "She said it wrong, so it must be a mistake."
Stoner Sarah Silverman's Emmys Win Speech:
Sarah Silverman showed off her "liquid pot" on the red carpet during an interview, before giving a stoner speech for her Emmys win. (Even Anna Kendrick tweeted that Silverman was "HAF" aka "high as fuck.")
Silverman snagged an award for writing her HBO special We Are Miracle, and went on stage a bit flustered and barefoot. She ended her speech with a stoner observation if we've ever heard one: "We're all just made of molecules and we're hurtling through space right now."
And behind-the-scenes, when she was asked what she would binge eat after the Emmys, she replied, "I'm not high!," but later talked about her favorite munchies: “I like to have a nice 7-Eleven meal or peanut butter and jelly on toast.” And then when asked about the liquid pot, she said, “I was carrying pot in my purse for later. It’s legal! I like to have a puff as a treat at appropriate times.”
That Awkward Moment Sofia Vergara Spun On A Lazy Susan:
Folks took to Twitter to blast Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara’s bit at the Emmys, where she whirled around on a spinning tabletop while president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Bruce Rosenblum gave a speech about diversity in TV production. Everyone else found it sexist and degrading.
Vergara defended herself after the awards show, saying, "I think it's absolutely the opposite. It means that somebody can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself. I think it's ridiculous that somebody started this—I know who she was—who has no sense of humor (and should) lighten up a little bit." (Though, we’re not sure who “she” is.)
The Heartfelt Speech Saluting Larry Kramer For "The Normal Heart":
When the folks behind The Normal Heart got on stage to accept the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie, Larry Kramer, who wrote the mostly autobiographical play about HIV and activism, went up as well. It was a rare rare public appearance for the ailing playwright, and director Ryan Murphy gave a heartfelt speech saluting his work. Standing on stage next to them were the movie's stars Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts and Jim Parsons.
Was Julia Roberts Drunk?
Roberts may have been a tad bit tipsy as she presented the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. There was some slurred speech and when she was about to announce the winner, she said, "This is a horrible category. God, I’m glad I’m not in this category. And I apologize to anybody who doesn’t hug me in the next 10 seconds." Okay...Julia.
And it seems like she was drinking it up afterwards, too:
Julia Roberts walks in barefoot to the HBO Emmy afterparty. Hubby carrying her award. And shoes.— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) August 26, 2014
Billy Eichner Interviewing Folks About Emmys Snubs:
Eichner and Emmys host Seth Meyers went on the streets of New York quizzing people about the Emmys and it was pretty hilarious.
Robin Williams Tribute:
Billy Crystal gave a heartfelt tribute to his late friend, Robin Williams. "As genius as he was on stage, he was the greatest friend you could ever imagine," Crystal said. "It's very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives." And the Emmys folks played a bit from Williams' 1986 comedy special, "Live at the Met," but they sadly cut it off before the punchline for one of his jokes.
Weird Al Yankovic Doing His Thing:
He parodied Game of Thrones and Mad Men theme songs (them crazy eyes), and had Andy Samberg dressed as Joffrey Baratheon handing George R.R. Martin a typewriter during his performance.
Here's some more Samberg because we just couldn't get enough of it:
Amy Poehler & Seth Meyers' Amazing Introduction of Woody Harrelson & Matthew McConaughey:
Poehler and Meyers killed it when they tried out different ways to introduce True Detective's Harrelson and McConaughey onto the stage, saying things like, "Please welcome two gentlemen whose names are on the menus at marijuana dispensaries" and "Ladies and gentlemen, the only two actors in Hollywood not rumored to be starring in Season 2 of True Detective."
Aaron Paul Gushing Over His Wife:
Paul is just perfect in every way. He thanked his wife while accepting his award by looking directly at her and saying, "My God." He later talked about his scavenger hunt he hosted in L.A. giving out Breaking Bad memorabilia, and said, "It ended with me running around West Hollywood with my hazmat suit."
Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey's Banter:
Harrelson came out with McConaughey's signature line, "Alright, alright, alright." (The joke wore thin a few hundred times later.) They poked fun at each other in the best way we'd imagine their True Detective characters Rust Cohle and Marty Hart would. They joked that McConaughey had all the plagiarized lines, a nod to the claims that True Detective's writer, Nic Pizzolatto lifted dialogue from Thomas Ligotti's book The Conspiracy Against the Human Race and other works. Director Cary Fukunaga later said about their bit on the recent plagiarism accusations: “I think they treated it just right. You have to make fun of it, you can’t take that seriously."