The 65th annual Emmy Awards, on Sept. 22, at the Nokia Theatre, was such a great night for television! There were so many hilarious and poignant moments during the show that we want you to relive them with us!
Between Neil Patrick Harris‘ awesome dance number, Elton John‘s Librace performance and Jane Lynch‘s emotional Cory Monteith tribute, the Emmys had us crying one minute and then laughing the next. But these are just a few of the best moments from the 2013 Emmy Awards!
2013 Best Emmy Awards Moment: Elton John & More
Neil’s opening monologue was very funny as they poked fun at the previous hosts of the show. But one of the best moments was when Neil did a middle of the show number and joked about how long the Emmys was this year — three hours. It really got people laughing and everyone was able to relate, because it is such a long show.
Elton took the stage and performed a new song in honor of Librace called “Home Again,” and it was very emotional. He looked stylish as always in his glittery jacket and signature matching shades. It was a nod to this year’s HBO film, Librace, in honor of the great pianist. The stars of the film, Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, were the ones who introduced him and their banter was as usual, very entertaining.
The Cory tribute was incredibly emotional and Jane really tugged at everyone’s heartstrings. In case you missed it, this is what she said:
This summer, on our show Glee, we suffered a painful death in our family. Cory Monteith played Finn Hudson, a star quarterback, turned wide-eyed, heartfelt Glee singer. And from the first time you saw Cory, he had a star quality and a genuine sweetness that made it impossible not to fall in love with him. And millions did fall in love with Cory, and I’m here to say that all that warmth and that charm, that open-hearted quality that we love in Cory, it was no act. Cory was a beautiful soul. He was not perfect, which many of us here tonight can relate to, his death is a tragic reminder of the rapacious, senseless destruction that is brought on by addiction. Tonight we remember Cory for all he was, and mourn the loss of all he could have been. To a generation that loved Cory so, please know, this gifted and wonderful young man was worthy of your love. And if you were lucky enough to know Cory as we did, and witness firsthand Cory’s goofy, breezy sense of humor, his natural instinct for inclusiveness, and his unbridled sense of generosity day in and day out, I promise, you’d have loved him even more.
Another great moment in the show was when Carrie Underwood took the stage to perform a tribute for the late president, John F. Kennedy, by singing the Beatles song “Yesterday.” Carrie proved why she’s such an amazing performer with her rendition of the song.
Not to mention, Jimmy Fallon was hilarious when he was on stage presenting an award and his mic kept getting lower, always the funny man.
The Emmys choreography number, where they danced to all the different shows, was so cool! It was amazing watching Neil and the dancers find a way to dance to the themes of the shows. It was hard to pick our favorite because they were all so good!
One sad but memorable part of the evening was the James Gandolfini tribute by his Sopranos co-star Edie Falco. She said what everyone was thinking, his life was taken from everyone too soon. It was a nice way to remember him and no better person to do it.
Michael Douglas took the stage when he won an award for his role in HBO’s Liberace. It was a hilarious speech, especially when he said “Matt, do you want the bottom or the top?” He even thanked his wife Catherine-Zeta Jones in his speech, which was shocking to everyone since many thought that they were on the verge of splitting. The movie itself was nominated for 15 Emmy Awards.
Plus, when Will Ferrell took the stage in a t-shirt, with his three kids, it was so funny. He pretended like he couldn’t find a babysitter and it was the best moment of the night!
These are just some of the best moments from the show. HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the 2013 Emmys?
— Chloe Melas
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