Monday September 23, 2013 07:30 AM EDT
The 2013 Emmy Awards, Water Cooler Edition
by Alison SchwartzIf you weren't watching the Emmy Awards Sunday night, we don't know what you were doing. (Actually, we do because we almost flipped the channel to Breaking Bad, too.)
Sure, we were disappointed when host Neil Patrick Harris chose tap over twerk, but there was plenty of action (and lots of dance) packed into the three-hour show.
We're breaking down the five things you missed:
1. The dance that brought us all out of our seats
2. The tributes that warmed our heartsA night dedicated to celebrating the best in television wouldn't be complete without honoring the late stars whose legacies now live on through their greatest works. Tears were shed when peers took the stage to pay tribute to James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith, comedian Jonathan Winters, All in the Family's Jean Stapleton and Family Ties creator Gary David Goldberg.
3. The shortest and sweetest acceptance speech of the night
4. Er, Modern Family's awkward acceptance speechWhen the cast of the ABC sitcom claimed the best comedy series award for the fourth consecutive year, creator Steven Levitan made a comment that would have left the show's endearingly quirky Phil Dunphy shifting in his seat. "Well, this may be the saddest Emmys of all time, but we could not be happier," he told the audience. Um, maybe he should have pulled a Wever.
5. ... Aaand that other acceptance speech we're still talking about
Phil McCarten / Invision / AP
If you tuned in to Sunday's show, tell us in the comments below: What was the most memorable moment of the 2013 Emmy Awards?