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Highlights Of The 2015 Emmys

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The 67th Annual Emmy Awards, held at the Nokia Theatre in Hollywood, was definitely a celebration this year, marking record-breaking additions for some and firsts win for others. Women in comedy were celebrated while those without a voice had their stories represented through shows like Transparent. Oh, and Jimmy Kimmel practically ate an Emmy.

Check out the highlights from the 2015 Emmy Awards below!

1. Allison Janney's Impressive Emmy Record

Allison Janney went into the 67th Emmy Awards with a good chance she would leave a record-holder. Having already won six Emmys over the last years of career with her role on The West Wing, Janney was only two Emmys away from tying Cloris Leachman for most Emmy wins at eight. While she expectedly won for her role as Bonnie Plunkett in Mom, she didn't snag one for her role in Masters of Sex.


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2. Andy Samberg Kills It

While some might say Samberg was bland and less-than-colorful during the three-hour show, we're saying he was just right. His humor was his own and he was comfortable on a stage where many of his esteemed friends and colleagues were in the audience cheering him on. It doesn't hurt to have Amy Poehler offering some backstage advice, right?

We loved Andy for loving the job — a.k.a not trying too hard. And plus his opening monologue was stacked with timely and hilarious jokes poking fun at Bill Cosby, Donald Trump and Louis C.K.

3. Jimmy Kimmel Eats An Emmy

Well, sort of. Poking fun at the intense security at the show, presenter Jimmy Kimmel convinced the audience that he, in fact, really held the control over who won the Emmy. To prove it, he ate the envelope and attempted to pick the winner of 'Lead Actor In a Comedy Series' himself because technically, no one would ever know.

Actor Jeffrey Tambor eventually did actually get up to win the award for his role in Transparent and to top it off, gave a moving speech dedicated to the transgender community in which he thanked them for their patience and understanding. Tambor added, "Now I get to act, because people's lives depend on it."


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4. Lady Gaga Arrives!

"Tonight, I'm here for the men," said Lady Gaga as she presented the award for 'Best Leading Actor In A Limited Series.' Gaga looked abnormally sophisticated but expectedly radiant on the Emmys stage. Her fiancee Taylor Kinney is the star of NBC's Chicago Fire and hence, she has recently entered the television world.

Richard Jenkins had a similar reaction to those at home upon accepting his award for his role in one of the night's biggest winners, Olive Kitteridge - "That was Lady Gaga."


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5. Amy Schumer Scores First Emmy

Amy Schumer of Inside Amy Schumer took home her first Emmy ever for 'Best Variety Sketch Series' and it was arguably the second biggest applause of the evening (the first went to Jon Hamm for his expected win for Mad Men). Although she pledged to be blackout drunk by 10pm in the opener of the night with Amy Poehler, Schumer managed to pull it together to accept the honor with her team of people beside her. Among thanking the writers of the show and her sister among a slew of other deserving people, she also threw in a hilarious thank you to her makeup artist, who we must agree, did a great job!

Amy concluded, "Thank you to the girl who gave me sort of this smokey eye — I really love it." 


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6. Tracy Morgan Returns To The Stage

It's been over a year since SNL alum and 30 Rock comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in a fatal accident that nearly took his life. He was welcomed back to the Emmys stage on Sunday evening to present the award of 'Best Drama Series' to Game of Thrones.

Old friends Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski were seen in the audience holding back tears as their longtime friend expressed his gratitude for being so warmly welcomed. And not surprisingly, Morgan even managed to crack a couple jokes. Upon waking up from an eight-day-long coma, Morgan joked, "I was ecstatic to learn that I wasn't the one that messed up."











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