Emmys Awards 2016 Recap: Top 10 Best Highlights, Moments & Jokes

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Tonight’s 68th annual Emmy Awards were as exciting as promised– chock-full of hysterical bits and emotional dedications. Tori Kelly sang Hallelujah during the evening’s In Memoriam segment, and People vs. OJ Simpson won for best limited series, joined by Game of Thrones for best drama series.

Read on for a list of the best moments and highlights from the 68th Annual Emmy Awards.

1. Matt Damon & Jimmy Onstage Feud

To continue their hysterical infamous feud that’s lasted eleven years, Matt Damon came onstage to make fun of the talk show host after he failed to take home the Emmy for Best Variety Talk Series. The Bourne actor casually strolled onstage, apple in hand, to ask Kimmel if he won the night’s award, which went to John Oliver’s ‘Last Week Tonight’.

2. In Memoriam Segment

Sunday’s In Memoriam segment paid tribute to a range of artists and industry professionals who the world lost this year, including Alan Rickman, Larry Drake, Ken Howard, Garry Shandling, Robert Loggia, Jackie Collins, Jon Polito, Jack Larson, Patty Duke, Doris Roberts, Alan Young, Steven Hill, Al Molinaro, Wayne Rogers, George Martin, Anton Yelchin, Gene Wilder, Fred Thompson, Glenn Frey, Dan Haggerty, Muhammad Ali, Natalie Cole, Prince, and David Bowie, among others.

3. Kerry Washington’s Baby Belly On Display

Kerry Washington showed off her baby bump in a beautiful long black gown. She and her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, welcomed their daughter in April 2014.

4. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Tearful Acceptance Speech

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for Veep. She dedicated the win to her father, who passed away this past Friday.

5. Jimmy Passing Out Brown Bag Lunches to the Crowd

Jimmy Kimmel and the kids from Stranger Things passed out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in brown bags to members of the Emmys audience. Kimmel said that the crowd was probably hungry, seeing as most of them hadn’t eaten since Labor Day.

6. Jeb Bush’s Appearance In the Opening Segment

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In the night’s hysterical opening segment, Kimmel wound up in a limo driven by former GOP candidate Jeb Bush. After his performance, Bush went on Twitter and said, “Hey @jimmykimmel, I’m giving you 5 stars! How about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know?

7. Courtney B. Vance Dedicating His Win to Wife Angela Bassett

After winning the Emmy for his execution of Johnnie Cochran in the FX drama, The People VS. OJ Simpson, Vance gave a special shout-out to his wife, American Horror Story star Angela Bassett, screaming, “To the woman that rocks my chain!”

8. Tina Fey &Amy Poehler’s On Stage Bit

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler strolled onstage, each with one-half of an Emmy, and revealed all the people they wanted to “half-thank” for their help.

9. Bill Cosby Announced as Presenter

Shortly after returning from a commercial break, the announcer introduced Bill Cosby as the next presenter. Everyone freaked out for a moment, then Kimmel then walked onstage and said, “Don’t worry. He’s not really here. I just wanted to see what you guys would do.”

10. Amy Schumer Receiving Amy Poehler’s Lunch Box Note From Jimmy Kimmel’s Mom

Amy Schumer received a note from Jimmy’s mom (in the brown paper bag with her PB&J) going on about how much she loved Amy… lo and behold she was talking about Amy Poehler, not Amy Schumer.

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