The silver lining to being rejected by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences? Simple: You get an automatic invite to the official Losers Lounge party, sponsored by nine-time Emmy loser Amy Poehler and 11-time loser Jon Hamm.
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Ah, The Emmys! TV’s prom night — but with fewer virgins than your average high school dance.
The annual salute to the television industry’s best and brightest took place last night, as you may have heard (or seen flooded across your Twitter timeline). And while you saw the show as it was intended — on your television — seeing it play out from inside the Nokia Theater is an entirely different experience. Not to say it’s better or worse, simply different. A little eye-opening. A little magic-killing. And with much fewer snacks than you probably had at home.
Here are five things you probably didn’t know about what goes on during the show when you’re not watching:
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The Emmys honor the best performances, but the Emmys telecast is all about celebrating the best speeches. Here’s how we called it:
1. Nurse Jackie’s Merritt Wever, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: The night’s first winner had the most succinct speech: “Thank you so — Oh no! Thanks so much. Um. Thank you so much! Um…I gotta go. Bye,” she said. Backstage, she explained: “It’s hard to do those,” she said. “I’m scared. I’m scared. It was unexpected. I don’t know how to feel yet. I mean, I have therapy next week.”
In the fifth and final special “In Memoriam” tribute at tonight’s Emmy Awards, four-time Emmy winner Edie Falco delivered an emotional farewell to her longtime colleague and friend James Gandolfini — who died suddenly of a heart attack this past June.
Falco painted a portrait of a gentle, compassionate man who was nothing like the brutal mobster he played on HBO’s The Sopranos. “If you needed anything at all, ever, Jim was there to take care of it before you even had a chance to ask,” Falco said, visibly fighting tears. “You all knew James Gandolfini the actor. I was lucky enough to know Jim the man for 10 years as his close colleague and his pretend life partner, and for many more years as his friend. And it’s Jim the man, the very dear man, that I will miss most of all.”
See Falco’s speech below — but be sure to grab a hanky first.
And there it is.
EW knew host Neil Patrick Harris wouldn’t open tonight’s show with a big, splashy musical number. (How did we know? Because he told us so.) Still, we couldn’t help hoping that he’d still strap on his dancing shoes at some point — and finally, at the midpoint of tonight’s telecast, NPH did just that.
The song, appropriately enough, was called “The Number in the Middle of the Show.” And while it was definitely “fairly arbitrary” — NPH’s words, not ours — the bit still deserves points for getting Harris moving — as well as for pairing him with pinch-hitters Nathan Fillion and Sarah Silverman. Watch their shenanigans below:
In an Emmys telecast unusually preoccupied with memorials, so far, one tribute has stood out from the pack: Jane Lynch’s emotional celebration of her Glee costar Cory Monteith, who died of an accidental overdose on July 13. Watch Lynch’s touching speech here — and find a full transcript of it below.
Awards shows: Fun, but also more fun if you’re either A.) In the audience or B.) A little bit buzzed. Since you won’t be heading to the Emmys this year, PopWatch has broken down all the likely phrases and jokes you’ll be hearing when Neil Patrick Harris takes to the Emmys stage tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Obviously, PopWatch cautions you to celebrate responsibly — especially if you’re not planning to switch over to Breaking Bad halfway through. Pace yourself! READ FULL STORY