When Jimmy Fallon falling is a highlight of an awards show…you know there’s something lacking. Airing just a week after Lady Gaga committed faux suicide and Kanye West committed career suicide at the VMAs, the Emmy‘s seemed sadly tame. Everyone wore satin (shocker), 30 Rock won a bunch, and someone commented on the weight of their new Emmy.
Amidst the schmoozing awards usuals, people were pleasantly surprised by host Neil Patrick Harris, the charismatic star of How I Met Your Mother. Whether he was actually hilarious or just exponentially more hilarious than other hosts is up for debate. Survivor host Jeff Probst even commented, “Neil Patrick Harris…this is how you host the Emmys.” We love you, Barney Stinson.
Here is a run-down of the important winners from last night:
Best comedy series: 30 Rock
Best drama series: Mad Men
Best actor in a comedy: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Best actor in a drama: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Best actress in a comedy: Toni Collete, United States of Tara
Best actress in a drama: Glenn Close, Damages
Best supporting actor in a comedy: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Supporting actor in a drama: Michael Emerson, Lost
Supporting actress in a comedy: Kristin Chenowith, Pushing Daisies
Supporting actress in a drama: Cherry Jones, 24