The 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held last night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Here are some of the most notable moments from this year’s ceremony:

  • Raucous standing ovation when curtain is lifted to reveal gigantic onstage mirror
  • Members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presents results of their two-year study, “The Influence of a Wildly Divergent B-Plot and its Overall Effect on Episodic Television Drama”
  • Slight, almost inaudible theme to Sanford And Son playing throughout evening
  • Dylan McDermott!!!!
  • Celebrity presenters do away with clippy, joke-heavy back-and-forths in favor of drawn-out conversations lasting as long as 15 minutes
  • “In Memoriam” reel includes quick shot of Tamerlan Tsarnaev
  • Per tradition, all the winners are announced at the beginning of the broadcast for people who don’t feel like watching the ceremony
  • Nathan Fillion folded his program into a fan
  • Behind the scenes, two producers lay the foundations for what will become the worst television show ever made
  • The Dooley family's Zenith B27A30ZC 27" TV from their den is honored with lifetime achievement award
  • White race cleans up
  • Breaking Bad receives the vindication that it desperately needed after five years of universal critical praise and obsessive adulation from millions of fans