The 2014 Emmy Awards opened on August 25 by showing a video montage filled with clips of scenes that included two men kissing, two women kissing and a close-up of a sex toy all within the first 30 seconds of broadcasting.
Oh, the times, they are a-changing. (For us, it's rather refreshing. But we have to wonder what our 85-year-old grandma thinks of it. Shout out to the people who actually watched this opening montage with their grandmas and didn't squirm, for they are the real heroes.)
Back to the show. The 66th Emmy Awards were held Monday (more on this later) at the LA Live complex and took place inside the Nokia theater. Seth Meyers of SNL and recent late-late-night fame hosted the ceremony.
Meyers joked about the Emmys being held on Monday, saying it was due to a conflict with the Video Music Awards (they aired on MTV on Sunday), an awards show he finds ironic since "MTV doesn't play music videos anymore."
This Monday marked the first time the Emmys have been held on the day since 1976. "People don't remember the 1976 Emmys...because they were held on a Monday," Meyers joked.
His mildly amusing eight-minute monologue wrapped with bringing Amy Poehler up on stage to present the first award. She cut an impressive figure, wearing a low-cut, glimmering silver spaghetti strap gown and reminded us that at least half of the evening is really just about deciding who wore the prettiest dress. Ms. Poehler was a top contender; Uzo Aduba, Kerry Washington and Sofia Vergara were all stiff Emmys red carpet competition for one another.
This year's In Memoriam included a special tribute to Robin Williams delivered by Billy Crystal, and was a fitting, touching moment in the show.
If you missed any of the three-hour event on NBC Monday night, get up to speed with a full Emmy winners list below. Check out Emmy Awards 2014 red carpet photos here. (Want to see past worst dressed Emmys contenders? Click here now.)
Emmy Winners 2014: Full Emmy Awards Winner's List
Outstanding Series Supporting Actor: Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Outstanding Writing Comedy Series: Louis C.K., "Louie"
Outstanding Supporting Actress Comedy Series: Allison Janney, "Mom"
Guest Actor/Actress Comedy Series: Jimmy Fallon and Uzo Aduba
Outstanding Directing Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, "Modern Family"
Lead Actor Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "Big Bang Theory"
Lead Actress Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Reality Competition Program: "The Amazing Race"
Writing Mini-Series/TV Movie: Steven Moffat, "Sherlock: His Last Vow"
Supporting Actress Mini-Series/TV Movie: Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Lead Actor Mini-Series/TV Movie: Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: His Last Vow "
Lead Actress Mini-Series/TV Movie: Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Outstanding Mini-Series: "Fargo"
Outstanding Television Movie: "The Normal Heart"
Outstanding Writing Variety Special: Sarah Silverman, "We Are Miracles"
Lead Actor, Drama Series: Brian Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Outstanding Comedy Series: "Modern Family"
Outstanding Drama Series: "Breaking Bad"
Did your favorite shows and stars take home the year's highest praise from the television industry? Who do you feel was snubbed? Leave us a comment below.