Admit it: if you watched the Emmys Sunday night, you were probably multitasking, either sneaking glances at Twitter to see what the snarky pundits were tweeting, or changing channels to watch Breaking Bad for an hour.
But no worries, NewsFeed spotlights the awards show moments that went viral.
Red Carpet Photobomb: In the red carpet shot above, check out Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul’s priceless expression behind co-star Bryan Cranston. Internet, go forth and photoshop that horrified face!
Mic Check Fail: Jimmy Fallon’s mic fell off while tap-dancing during the opening act with 2013 emcee Neil Patrick Harris. Perhaps the 2010 Emmys host was trying a little too hard for an encore.
Get Out of the Way! Turns out the guy who side-stepped off-camera while Neil Patrick Harris was presenting something was Reno 911! comedian Paul Greenberg.[tweet https://twitter.com/BuzzFeed/status/381960783644487680]
Richard Simmons Memes: The fitness guru, who has become quite the social media butterfly lately, live-tweeted the awards show and made his own memes via the
#PrimetimeMemes hashtag. Here’s our favorite:
Most Viral Performance: According to Twitter, the award for most tweets per minute (17,090) goes to…Carrie Underwood, for her rendition of “Yesterday,” part of a segment that paid tribute to TV coverage of JFK’s assassination, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Beatles appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Judd Apatow’s Selfies: The Girls producer and his wife Leslie Mann looked like they had the most fun out of anyone in the audience, based on the many selfies they posted throughout the night.
AARP tweets at Jeff Daniels: The Newsroom star beat out Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and House of Cards’s Kevin Spacey to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. At one point during the awards, there were 500 Twitter mentions of AARP, which spent the night tweeting about senior award-winners like actress Ellen Burstyn from Political Animals, the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries winner who brought her granddaughter Emily to the awards.
Veep Cast Accepts Emmy In Character: When Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, fellow Emmy winner Tony Hale, who plays her bumbling assistant, was right beside her on stage (as he always is on the show) while Anna Chlumsky, who plays the office’s Chief of Staff, was pretending to be on her phone in the audience.