The political shows ”Homeland” and “Game Change” stole the 64th Emmys on Sunday, taking home four awards each, along with the “Modern Family,” which has its own political undertones. The Emmys show was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who pulled a social media prank on people who weren’t watching the show.
Among many actors and actresses who took the stage during last night’s award ceremony, host Jimmy Kimmel was rightfully the most prominent, bringing his own style of comedy to the Emmys. At the beginning of the show’s second hour, Kimmel asked Tracey Morgan to join him on stage and the two men pulled one of the largest scale pranks of all time.
The host instructed audience members to tweet that Tracey Morgan had passed out on the stage of the live awards show, as the “30 Rock” star laid still as several awards were presented beside him. Celebrities in the audience, like Stephen Colbert posted “Omg Tracy morgan just passed out on the Emmys!“ to trick people into tuning into the program.
Omg Tracy morgan just passed out on the Emmys!
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— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 24, 2012
In less scheduled comedic events, Seth McFarlane began introducing the Outstanding Reality Series Host nominees at the wrong microphone. The “Family Guy” creator took a moment to realize what was going on and moved to the correct microphone.
'This is what happens when you don't come to rehearsal,” McFarlane joking said. “That's gonna be on YouTube.'
Jon Stewart dropped an f-bomb after wrestling fellow nominees Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert to accept his award for Outstanding Variety Show for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”
“We make topical comedy which has the shelf life of egg salad, so to do this for 15 years and have tangible proof that what we do isn't just ephemeral is wonderful,” the political comedian said about his latest Emmy win. “Years from now, when the earth is just a burning husk and aliens visit, we'll find a box of these and they will know just how predictable these f---ing shows were."
Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role – Comedy - Eric Stonestreet
Outstanding Writing - Comedy - Louis CK for "Louis"
Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role - Comedy - Julie Bowen #Emmys
Outstanding Directing - Comedy - Steve Levitan foe "Modern Family"
Outstanding Actor - Comedy - John Cryer
Outstanding Actress - Comedy - Julia Louis Dreyfus for "Veep"
Outstanding Reality Competition Program - "The Amazing Race"
Outstanding Host - Reality Series - Tom Bergeron of "Dancing With the Stars"
Outstanding Actor in A Supporting Role - Drama - Aaron Paul for "Breaking Bad"
Outstanding Writing - Drama - "Homeland" staff
Outstanding Actor in A Supporting Role - Drama - Maggie Smith "Downton Abby"
Outstanding Directing - Drama - Tim Van Patten for "Boardwalk Empire"
Outstanding Actor - Drama - Damien Louis for "Homeland"
Outstanding Actress - Drama - Claire Danes for "Homeland"
Outstanding Writing - Variety Series - Louis CK Special
Outstanding Directing - Variety Special - Glenn Weiss “64th Tony Awards”
Outstanding Variety Series – “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
Outstanding Supporting Actress - Miniseries/Movie - Jessica Lange for "American Horror Story"
Outstanding Supporting Actor - Miniseries/Movie - Tom Berenger for "Hatfeilds and McCoys"
Outstanding Writing - Miniseries/Movie - Danny Strong "Game Change"
Outstanding Actress - Miniseries/Movie - Julianne Moore "Game Change"
Outstanding Directing - Miniseries/Movie - Jay Roach "Game Change"
Outstanding Actor - Miniseries/Movie - Kevin Costner "Hatfeilds and McCoys"
Outstanding Miniseries/Movoes - "Game Change"
Outstanding Drama Series - "Homeland"
Oustanding Comedy Series - "Modern Family"