The Emmys are like any big party: you have some great moments, a lot of forgettable moments, and some truly awkward moments. Some jokes fell flat, and others left you kind of mortified. “Did she just say that? On national TV?”

A lot of it had to do with Jane Lynch, an odd choice for Emmy host, and who apparently has the social graces of her TV character. Take, for example, her cutting response to Ricky Gervais: “Someone didn’t get enough hugs from Mommy and somehow it’s Hollywood’s fault.” Yeah, uhm… cut to commercial!

And when Julie Bowen walked away with the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress, you don’t think she could have just said: “Congratulations.” No, she had to say: “If I didn’t have to be here, I’d be home eating a tub of turkey meatballs in the dark.” You got the odd feeling that she meant it, and you could hear the nervous laughter in the hall.

But there were also a lot of other horrible moments, like the dreadful a capella rendition of “Hallelujah” played for the In Memoriam Tribute. Really, those celebs deserved a better send-off. And what was with LL Cool J and the Emmytones? (Note: the Emmytones were one loooong awkward moment. Whose brilliant idea was that?)

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