Emmys: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Merritt Wever's 'best speech ever'

Writer/actresses Tina Fey (Right) and Amy Poehler at the 65th annual Primetime Emmy awards held at Nokia Theatre, in Los Angeles. (AFP)

Writer/actresses Tina Fey (Right) and Amy Poehler at the 65th annual Primetime Emmy awards held at Nokia Theatre, in Los Angeles. (AFP)

Sunday night's Emmy awards featured a bit of everything for everyone. There was a sobering tribute to deceased Glee star Cory Monteith by co-star Jane Lynch as well as what is being touted as the "best speech ever" by Merritt Wever, the winner for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. 

The 65th Primetime Emmys were hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, who minutes after his song and dance opening had the limelight stolen from him by actors and writers Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

The comedians sat in the front row and – in a throw-back to their popular stint as hosts of the Golden Globes earlier this year – beckoned Harris to take his pants off and "work-the-twerk". The two added that twerking was the only reason they attend award shows.

It's hard to beat an act like this pair, even if they were just a side show. But in a surprising move, Wever managed to do just that.

After being awarded the first Emmy of the night for her role on Nurse Jackie, a surprised Wever took to the podium and delivered a short acceptance speech (click on the video in the Brickflow below to watch it).
Host Patrick Harris even followed that up with the " ... best speech ever, good luck to everyone else".

In other Emmy news, Breaking Bad cleaned up good and took home the award for Best Drama Series, while Netflix made history and became the first online video distributor to win at the event. Netflix won the Best Director award for its political drama House of Cards. Everyone's favourite Modern Family (see what I did there?) won the award for Best Comedy Series for the fourth year in a row and Homeland's Claire Danes grabbed the Best Actress in a Drama Series accolade without that "ugly cry" at the podium. 

Jim Parsons of the Big Bang Theory scooped the award for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. John Hamm didn't take home an award for Mad Men, but in a suit like that, he stays winning in my eyes.

Click on the below Brickflow for a roundup of Sunday night's fun.

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee became Africa’s first social media editor in a newsroom at the Mail & Guardian, where she went on to work as deputy digital editor and a disruptor of the peace through a weekly column. A stint as the program manager for Impact Africa – a grant-disbursing fund for African digital journalists – followed. She now pursues her own writing full time by enraging readers of EWN and Women 24 with weekly and bi-monthly columns respectively. She also contributes to the Sunday Times and a range of other publications. Mohamed Dawjee's inaugural book of essays: Sorry, not sorry: Experiences of a brown woman in a white South Africa, is due for release by Penguin Random House in April 2018.Follow her on Twitter: @sage_of_absurd Read more from Haji Mohamed Dawjee

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