SHOW BITS: Stewart drops f-bomb; Party starts
Jon Stewart accepts the award for Outstanding Variety Series for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Show Bits brings you the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.
JON STEWART DELIVERS AN F-BOMB
It wouldn't be an awards show without an f-bomb.
Actually, it would be, but an f-bomb always adds spice, even when bleeped.
The man who did the honors at Sunday night's Emmy show was Jon Stewart, excitedly accepting his 10th consecutive trophy for best variety series.
He began his acceptance speech by noting that "The Daily Show" deals in topical comedy, "which has the shelf life of egg salad." He added that the Emmy does indicate "The Daily Show" has some value.
In some future age, he went on to say, holding his Emmy aloft, aliens arriving on Earth "will find a box of these."
"And they will know how predictable these (bleeping) things are," he added.
— Frazier Moore — Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tvfrazier .
WE'RE OUT OF HERE!
Tina Fey was the first celebrity out of her seat after "Modern Family" won the last Emmy of the night and Jimmy Kimmel threatened to continue the show for another hour.
The "30 Rock" star and several others bolted for the doors closest to the stage, the most direct route to the posh Governors Ball across the street at the LA Convention Center.
Those not invited to the lavish after party had to exit through the back doors.
There was an alternate third route, however, for the last winner of the night.
That's the one the "Modern Family" crew used, winding their way through the pressroom, past the backstage area and into an elevator that held most of them.
"I'm going to latch onto one 'Modern Family' person for the rest of the night," said the show's kid star, Nolan Gould, as he was the last to make it in.
— Derrik J. Lang — Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/derrikjlang .
'GAME CHANGE' FOR TOM HANKS
Tom Hanks shakes his hands, perhaps to get a good grip, as he prepares to select his take-home Emmy from the backstage trophy table.
"What do I do?" asks Hanks, who collected a trophy as one of the producers of "Game Change," honored as best miniseries or made-for-TV movie at Sunday's Emmys.
"Now what?" he asks after signing for the trophy. He's directed to a bank of ready photographers.
"Come on Rita, get in here!" A fellow "Game Change" producer shouts to Hanks' wife, Rita Wilson, as flashbulbs pop.
— Sandy Cohen — Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/apsandy
QUICKQUOTE: JULIANNE MOORE
"Hurry up, hurry up! I need my Emmy." — Emmy winning "Game Change" actress Julianne Moore, waiting in line behind Emmy winning "Game Change" director Jay Roach backstage at the Emmy trophy table.
AN EMMY KODAK MOMENT
It's Kodak Moment time backstage at the Emmys, with "The Daily Show" winners taking photos of each other holding their Emmys.
"Do they still ship these if you ask?" inquired the show's head honcho, Jon Stewart.
"Yeah, because I have two children with me," he added, noting the statuette's pointy wings.
But he borrowed a trophy so he could pose for a photo with his writing team. He promised to return it before leaving the theater.
— Sandy Cohen — Twitter: www.twitter.com/apsandy
'MANDY PATINKIN, HOLLA!'
Claire Danes came up with the catchphrase of the night when she saluted her "Homeland" co-star during her Emmy acceptance speech thusly: "Mandy Patinkin, holla."