The Emmys Rundown
So a few things happened at the Emmys last night. Some people won awards, host Andy Samberg told a few funny jokes, it was about as mildly entertaining as the Emmys usually are.
And then Tracy Morgan showed up. He made a surprise appearance to announce the night’s last award, Best Drama Series, which went to “Game of Thrones”. He was pretty emotional, but he was also able to crack a few jokes. He said, quote, “It’s been a long road back. I suffered a traumatic brain injury that put me in a coma for eight days. When I finally regained consciousness, I was just ecstatic to learn I wasn’t the one who messed up. “Only recently I’ve started to feel like myself again. Which means a whole lotta y’all women are gonna get pregnant at the after-party. It’s goin’ down.”
As for the other awards, “Veep” won Best Comedy, dethroning “Modern Family” for the first time since 2009. Jon Hamm finally won Best Actor in a Drama for “Mad Men”
And Viola Davis became the first African American woman to win Best Actress in a Drama, for “How to Get Away with Murder”. She used her speech to call for equality for black women in Hollywood.
Meanwhile, Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Best Actress in a Comedy for “Veep”, and Jeffery Tambor won the male equivalent for “Transparent”.
The hottest person on the red carpet was Olivia Culpo, and we mean that literally. Temperatures in L.A. were in the triple digits, and Olivia nearly fainted from the heat. It happened during a pre-Emmy interview with E!. She felt light-headed and bent down behind a podium.
She Tweeted a photo of herself in a wheelchair afterward, with the caption, quote, “When you almost pass out on LIVE TV!”
— Olivia Culpo (@oliviaculpo) September 20, 2015
People are freaking because they ran a tribute to all the shows that went off the air, like “Mad Men”, “Sons of Anarchy”, “True Blood”, and “Nurse Jackie” and they spoiled the endings of all of them. (You can watch it here.)
Emmy host Andy Samberg gave out a legit HBO Now username and password so people could watch it free. Sources say HBO was notified in advance and they were cool with it. But there’s no word how long the username and password will actually work.
The “In Memoriam” segment included Joan Rivers and Leonard Nimoy, but people are already complaining about snubs, most notably Batgirl and Christopher Lee.
Get a full winners list here.
John Stamos is Looking for a Woman to Impregnate
An enormous opportunity has opened up for one lucky lady: John Stamos is looking for a woman to impregnate! On his new Fox sitcom “Grandfathered”, John plays a man who suddenly finds out he has a son and a grandchild. And that has him feeling more paternal than ever. He says, quote, “My ovaries are rattling. Do men have ovaries? They’re jingling. I can hear them jingling now.” Stamos is 52 and childless. He was married to Rebecca Romijn for six years, but after they split, she married Jerry O’Connell and had twin girls with him. Get more here.
Alison Williams is Married, and Tom Hanks Officiated
Alison Williams got married on Saturday at a place called Brush creek Ranch in Wyoming, and she got a ton of celebrities to fly out for it. Guests included her “Girls” co-stars Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, and Zosia Mamet, plus Katy Perry, John Mayer, Mindy Kaling, Bruce Springsteen, Andy Cohen, and Seth Meyers. Brian Williams walked his daughter down the aisle, and the ceremony was officiated by Tom Hanks. His wife Rita Wilson plays Alison’s mom on “Girls”. Get more here.
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