(Relaxnews) – Presented Monday night and hosted by Seth Meyers, the Emmy Awards once again named “Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family” as the top shows in their categories. But more than a forum for recognizing excellence, the prestigious ceremony is also one more opportunity for celebrities to entertain us, as seen in these highlights from the event.
Seth Meyers’s Q&A session
Between awards, the host of the ceremony opened the floor to general questions. Jon Hamm, nominated for best actor in a drama series as the star of “Mad Men,” asks innocently asks whether this event will be televised and waves gleefully when he learns he’s “on TV right now.” Melissa McCarthy then wonders whether her car may be towed.
Bryan Cranston and Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s passionate kiss
When the “Veep” star stands up to receive the award for best actress in a comedy, the “Breaking Bad” actor rushes over to her and gives her a passionate kiss on the lips. Upon reaching the podium, Julia Louis-Dreyfus attempts to explain: “Yeah, he was on ‘Seinfeld.'”
Billy Crystal’s tribute to Robin Williams
As the world continues to grieve the star’s death, his friend Billy Crystal delivered a moving monologue in his honor, followed by a series of clips. Sincere, moving and of course funny, the piece was a fitting tribute to Robin Williams, whose “brilliance was astounding,” in Crystal’s words.
Bryan Cranston’s honors
Julia Roberts handed over the trophy for best actor in a drama to the “Breaking Bad” star. Very moved, he thanked the drama’s creator Vince Gilligan, but also his “dear friend” Aaron Paul and his “television wife” Anna Gunn, for whom he thanked “especially [for] those scenes in bed.”
Weird Al Yankovic’s medley
Assisted by a troupe of dancers, the ever-popular master of the musical parody offered his take on the theme songs from “Mad Men,” “Scandal,” “Homeland,” “Modern Family” and “Game of Thrones.”
Stephen Colbert’s shy moment
The TV host and comedian claimed the Emmy for best variety series for his comedy news show “The Colbert Report.” Parodying some of the winners who are less accustomed to appearing on camera, he whispered his acceptance speech to Jimmy Fallon.