I just want to start off by saying that this has been the first airing of the award show I have enjoyed watching in a long time. That is due to a lot of things; Andy Samburg being the host and many amazing milestones and changes to name a few.
Andy Samburg was a great host and he was so hilarious. First, with his little montage/musical to open the show and the many jokes he made in the transitions between award presenters coming on stage. Did I mention he was a great and hilarious host? I have been a big fan of his since his time on Saturday Night Live and I think they, whoever they is, made the right choice in choosing him as host of this year’s award show.
Now on to Viola Davis’ huge win for not only Emmy history, but black history. She won the award for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for How to Get Away with Murder. She is the first black woman to win this award in all of Emmy history. All I had to say was, “It’s about time Emmy’s!” I was so ecstatic that she won. Not only is she an amazing actress, but she is an amazing woman. I love her portrayal of Annalise Keating in the show. Her speech was amazing as well. She quoted Harriet Tubman and gave props to many of her fellow actresses (Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, and Regina King).
One of my favorite parts of watching the award shows every year is seeing the ‘In Memoriam’ segment. This year’s hit me a little harder because there were so many actors and actresses that left us this past year. One that did was Edward Herrman of Gilmore Girls fame. I have watched that show many times over that I feel like I know the man and even more his character of Richard Gilmore. I felt sad all over again. Another one that hit hard was Leonard Nimoy, better known as Spock from Star Trek. He was a great actor and he will be missed.
Another part I enjoyed was during, if I remember right, an award announcement and they panned toward the audience and you see Amy Poehler in a hoodie and slouching and not caring. It’s like she knew she wasn’t going to win. It was hilarious! Unfortunately, she didn’t win that award. Another part I found funny was when Ricky Gervais came onto the stage to hand out an award and did a little spiel on how he has never won an award, but if he took a picture now with one no one would be the wiser if they saw the picture later.
The last thing I want to mention is Tracy Morgan’s return from his horrific accident earlier this year. It was the most heartfelt part of the whole night. As soon as he walked out onto the stage, the audience stood up and applauded. It brought tears to my eyes. Tracy Morgan is another one of my favorite comedians from SNL fame and to see how well he has recovered was great to see. He stood on stage and gave a speech about coming back, and then in true Tracy Morgan fashion, threw out a few jokes.
These were some of my favorite moments from the night. If you watched, what were some of your favorite moments. Leave a comment below.