What You Didn't See: The 10 Best Moments Inside the Emmys
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Writer/producer Vince Gilligan accepts the award for 'Breaking Bad,' winner for Best Drama Series onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
10. America's Jolliest Announcer
From the moment the doors opened, the voice of the public-address announcer urging the audience into their seats kept the crowd laughing. Some of his biggest laugh lines:
- "Please make your way to your seats... The seat fillers are starting to get their hopes up."
- "The show is starting shortly... This is the perfect excuse to get away from the conversation you are trying to escape."
- "Attention please, the show will start without you. It will be tragic, but it will."
9. The Big Threat for Can't-Shut-Up Acceptance Speakers
At 4:57 p.m. PT the producers still weren't sure if the show would start on time as the Jets-Bills game dragged on. As the minutes ticked away, they gave an obligatory memo over the P.A. to try and keep speeches short: "This year we decided we aren't going to play music [to cut you off], instead our plan is if you go long, this..." and on the screens appeared the Red Wedding scene from "Game of Thrones."
8. "Breaking Bad" Was the Home-Court Favorite
Every "Breaking Bad" mention got huge applause from the audience (actor, show, anything in promos). The crowd lost it when "Breaking Bad" won the night's final prize. Literally shouts of "yes!" and "thank God!" erupted throughout the room.
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7. The Merritt Badge
Even presenter Tina Fey was surprised when Merritt Wever won. But Fey loved Wever's one-line speech, dying laughing as Fey escorted her out. Later in the night, before the final two segments, the executive producer came out and said to the crowd, "Bless Merritt Wever," reminding people to keep their speeches short.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus winner of the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role on "Veep" poses with Tony Hale winner of the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for his role on "Veep" at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
6. Best. Cast. Ever.