Missed Emmy Awards 2016? Catch the best moments here
If you missed the 2016 Emmy Awards, fear not. For we've taken account of the best moments from the show. Jimmy Kimmel, for starters, should get an Emmy solely for hosting the show the way only Kimmel can do.
Post the announcement of Kimmel playing Emmy host, we got pretty excited, and fortunately, he didn't let us down. The late-night talk show host's jokes were on point and kept the audience in splits. Here are some of the highlights from the show.
Priyanka Chopra twirls on the red carpet
After seeing Priyanka Chopra on the red carpet at the Emmys, we realised what a major phenomenon she has become in Hollywood. Similar to what happened at the Oscars, Priyanka's red dress at the Emmys naturally gave her a place on every best dressed list in the world. She was mobbed by journalists and photographers who couldn't get enough of her. What was more impressive with Piggy-Chops was her twirling around on the red carpet in her Jason Wu dress without a hint of self-consciousness. PC sure knows how to have fun.
Jimmy Kimmel hands out PBJ sandwiches made by his mother
In a move parodying Ellen DeGeneres' during the Oscars in 2014 where she handed out pizzas, Kimmel had the kids from Stranger Things hand out brown bagged lunches with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to everyone in the audience. He claimed that the sandwiches were made by his mother. Whaaat? That's right! The packages, which also included a juice box, came with notes from Kimmel's mom, Joan. What a hit!
Kate McKinnon wins her first Emmy Award
The night started with a bang with Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon winning her first Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. McKinnon got emotional, saying "I'm really crying. I'm not making it up." The actress thanked Ellen DeGeneres and Hillary Clinton -- two women who inspired McKinnon's most beloved and popular impersonations on the show.
Jeffrey Tambor speaks out for transgender performers
Jeffrey Tambor won his second Emmy for his role in Transparent. The star, who plays a father of three who transitions to living as a woman late in life, used the platform to deliver the speech of a lifetime. Tambor said, "I would not be unhappy were I the last cisgender male to play a transgender character on television."
Matt Damon embarrasses Jimmy Kimmel
The ongoing "feud" between the two played out in a big way when the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host lost the Emmy for Variety Talk Series to John Oliver's Last Week Tonight. Damon, munching on an apple, walked across to Kimmel and patted his back. He joked, "I'm sorry, this is so humiliating. You lost and you now have to stand out here in front of everybody."
Rami Malek wins his first Emmy
Rami Malek won his first Emmy for his role as Elliot in Mr. Robot. Malek accepted the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in A Drama Series by stepping on stage and whispering to the audience, "Please tell me you're seeing this too," sounding much like the character he plays. "I play a young man who is like so many of us profoundly alienated," Malek said, "and the unfortunate thing is, I'm not sure how many of us would want to hang out with a guy like Elliot. I want to honour the Elliots because there's a little bit of Elliot in all of us, isn't there?"
Alan Yang's speech on empowering Asian Americans
Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, creators of Netflix's Master of None, accepted the night's first award for Outstanding Writing, Comedy Series. Yang accepted the award saying, "There are 17 million Asian Americans in this country, and there are 17 million Italian Americans, They have 'The Godfather,' 'Goodfellas,' 'Rocky,' 'The Sopranos.' We got Long Duk Dong.So we got a long way to go." He addressed the end of his speech to Asian parents: 'Just a couple of you, get your kids cameras instead of violins, and we'll be all good.'
John Oliver at his best
After accepting the award for the Best Variety Talk series for his popular talk show Last Week Tonight, John Oliver showed us why he deserved to win the award hands down. He said, "I thought Beyonce was gonna be here. I saw a seating chart and I was supposed to be sitting two rows behind her and I was going to stare at her head and experience happiness in a way I haven't felt before, so this evening is a bit disappointing." Did we say we love him?
Julia Louis-Dreyfus dedicates Veep Emmy to her father
An emotional Julia Louis-Dreyfus took the stage at the Emmys after winning Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of President Selina Meyer on HBO's Veep and dedicated the award to her father, William Louis-Dreyfus, who died just two days ago at the age of 84. 'I'm so glad he liked 'Veep' because his opinion was the one that really mattered," said the teary actress.
Tom Hiddleston and Priyanka Chopra
While getting out on stage to present the award for 'Director of Outstanding Limited Series or A Movie,' Tom helped Priyanka twirl yet again in her beautiful dress. The two even walked on stage holding hands. E! News reported that the pair was "openly flirting with each other" at the Emmys after-party in between snapping selfies and mingling with guests. Didn't Tom Hiddleston meet his now ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift at the Met Gala earlier this year? We aren't sure how we feel about that.
Here's the list of all the winners: