Emmys 2013: The Best and Worst Moments
Obviously, "Nurse Jackie" star Merrit Wever's uber-brief acceptance speech was a winner, and we salute the ladies in red and green and yellow, who brought some much-needed brightness to the otherwise blah color palette of Emmy's red carpet. On the flip side, a TV legend ruined a sweet presentation with the night's harshest moment, while CBS went a little overboard with their self-promos among presenters. And those are but a few of our best, and worst, moments of Emmy night 2013.
Michael Douglas Comes Out on Top
While accepting his award for Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, "Behind the Candelabra" star Michael Douglas gave a special shout out to his Liberace movie co-star, Matt Damon. "This is a two-hander, and Matt, you're only as good as your other hand," Douglas cheekily said, as Damon laughingly waved off the praise. "You really deserve half of this," Douglas continued. "So, do you want the bottom, or the top?" Clearly, that hubbub he created this summer with his thoughts on the cause of throat cancer haven't led Douglas to filter his public remarks.
The Ghosts of Emmy Hosts Past
Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, and Conan O'Brien all interrupted Neil Patrick Harris's opening monologue to offer him unsolicited hosting advice. Turns out, it was all part of a plot … masterminded by "House of Cards" nominee Kevin Spacey. "It's all going according to my plan …" Spacey said into the camera, a la Frank Underwood.
Best. Cameo Appearance. Ever.
CBS honcho Les Moonves, who portrayed a security guard in the Emmys telecast opening film with Neil Patrick Harris.
Twerk It, Host Boy!
And the award for best reminder of why we want Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to return as Golden Globes hosts goes to: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The "Saturday Night Live" alums and friends presented the first Emmy of the evening, but only after sitting in the front row, noshing on popcorn, and donning 3-D glasses so they could see NPH's "business" up close and try to coerce him into twerking ("I come to awards shows for the twerking," Fey said). They were unsuccessful on the twerking front, but totally on the money in making us love them even more.