At tonight's Emmys, Billy Crystal spoke succinctly and movingly about his comedy peer and "the greatest friend you could ever imagine," Robin Williams. "It's very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives," he said during his three-minute tribute, which preceded a short montage of Williams' television work.
Weird Al Yankovic followed his chart-topping new album by parodying the theme songs from some of this year's nominated shows. Unfortunately for Weird Al, he got the fake lyrics totally wrong. Please join Gawker editor-in-chief Max Read in the comments to help correct Yankovic's take on the themes from Mad Men, Scandal, Homeland, Modern Family, and Game of Thrones.
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After a skit during which Julia Louis-Dreyfus pretended not to remember his guest appearance on Seinfeld, Bryan Cranston stopped the Veep star on her way to collect her trophy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and gave her an eleven-second long kiss. "Um, yeah he was on Seinfeld," she said after finally making her way to the podium.
During a welcomed reprieve from host Seth Meyers' snoozy jokes, Jimmy Kimmel raised the question we've all been pondering leading up to the Emmys: Man, I can't believe bona fide Movie Star (and Academy Award Winner) Matthew McConaughey is going to be at an awards show...for television.
During tonight's red carpet show on E!, Sarah Silverman showed host Giuliana Rancic the contents of her purse. One surprise? Her handheld vaporizer. "This is, uh, my pot," Silverman told a shocked Rancic.
It's Emmys time, on a Monday night in August. Why? Because NBC makes too much money airing football on Sundays in the fall to accommodate your needs. No matter! We're here, updating throughout the night with the ceremony's winners. Join us in the comments to air your grievances, cheer on your favorites, and make (good) jokes.