The 7 Most Surprising Things That Happened at the Emmys

Namely: Andy Samberg’s HBO GO login actually works

Andy Samberg Still Held His Own—Even Without Justin Timberlake

The opening song was on point, even if the Robin to Samberg’s Batman was noticeably (and shamefully) absent.

While We’re Talking About Samberg, That HBO GO Login Actually Works 

Unfortunately, there’s a caveat:

Jeffrey Tambor’s Tear-Jerking Monologue

The actor, who won Outstanding Actor in a Comedy for Transparent, first got us a little verklempt when he said, “I had a teacher who used to say, when you act, you have to act as if your life depends on it. And now I’ve been given the opportunity to act because people’s lives depend on it.” He then went on to address the transgender community. “Thank you for your patience, thank you for your stories, thank you for your courage, and thank you for letting us be part of the change.”

Jon Hamm’s Tuck and Roll

The Mad Men star chose a rather unorthodox way to ascend the stage after he was named the Best Actor in a Drama Series. But we weren’t mad about it. You do you, Hamm.

Allison Janney’s Aca-ceptance Speech

After winning the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series for Mom, Janney burst into song while reading out her thank yous.

Olive Kitteridge’s Awards Sweep

Outstanding Limited SeriesOlive Kitteridge wins the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series and Ellen DeGeneres’s fantasy football league!#Emmys #HBO #FrancesMcDormand #OliveKitteridge #BillMurray

Posted by Emmys / Television Academy on Sunday, September 20, 2015

HBO’s limited series bested competitors including American Horror Story and Wolf Hall in six different categories. Seems like we all need to stop what we’re doing and pay more attention to it.

Peter Dinklage’s Man Bun


While Dinklage is, at the moment, uncharacteristically hirsute, we still wouldn’t have pegged him as the man bun-sporting type. But there it was, plain as day, when he accepted the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series.