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The 2013 Emmy Awards aired on Sunday, September 22, and it was quite the spectacle. Host Neil Patrick Harris, who hosted the 2009 Emmys and has hosted four Tony Awards, kicked off the show with a television binge-watching bit. He then hit the stage and was joined by past hosts including Jimmy Fallon and Conan O'Brien. The opening act ended with the 2013 Golden Globe hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler heckling Harris to take his pants off and "twerk it," and eventually they joined him on stage as the first presenters.
The remainder of the show was full of memorable moments: utterly shocking wins and upsets (i.e. Jeff Daniels of The Newsroom beating heavily favored Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series), probably the shortest and greatest speech — or non speech — in award show history, photo-bombing, a public service announcement spoof by Harris and his How I Met Your Mother costars, a number of eulogies and tributes for the departed, and Harris' mid-show dance number.
Inevitably, the day after was rife with twitter reactions, thank yous, and photos from the show. Here are the best celebrity Tweets of Monday, September 23, about the 2013 Emmy Awards.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson expressed his gratitude for the win Modern Family picked up:
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) September 23, 2013
Julia Louis-Dreyfus shared the news of her win and a photo of her celebrating:
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 23, 2013
Sofia Vergara shared an after-party photo, claiming the true origins of a certain dance move:
Miley cyrus this is where the twerk was invented. Colombia! http://t.co/fct9AZ6duo
— Sofia Vergara (@SofiaVergara) September 23, 2013
Zach Braff made a snarky criticism of sorts:
Which one of those eulogies ended up winning the Emmy? #fellasleep
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) September 24, 2013
Carrie Underwood dished on how she ended her night:
And finally...the after AFTER party! Which consists of me watching "Young Guns" alone in my room! #CinderellaHasLeftTheBall
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) September 23, 2013
Instead of discussing the Emmys, Ellen DeGeneres expressed her anticipation for the next awards show:
Now that the #Emmy's are over, it's time to think about the next award show that I happen to be very excited about- The BET Hip Hop Awards
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 23, 2013
These stars tweeted about a moment they found especially amusing:
Nina Dobrev, referring to Merritt Wever's speech after she won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a comedy:
My favorite/Best speech of last nights #EMMYS ... "I..um...I....um....I gotta go. Bye" hahahaha!!! Amazing!!!
— Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) September 23, 2013
I'm always a sucker for a photobomb. This may be the greatest ever. I love this guy! http://t.co/GRCmGuNkl8
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) September 23, 2013
These stars reflected on their own performance:
— Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion) September 23, 2013
Neil Patrick Harris
Nice! This year’s Emmys had the largest audience since 2005. That makes my bosses very happy. Thanks so much for watching!
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) September 23, 2013