The 2013 Emmy Awards as told by GIFs

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The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards has been and gone, but GIFs shared on the internet are forever. Here are our favourites, succinctly summing up the best moments of this year’s ceremony.

In his opening monologue, host Neil Patrick Harris acknowledged the changes we’ve seen in TV consumption, which is no longer limited to the box in the living room corner. We even saw the first win for an internet TV provider in a major category with David Fincher’s directorial award for House of Cards, the Netflix-produced drama.

But long before that, Harris’s eight-minute opener suffered a few interruptions from ‘helpful’ previous hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien. Allegedly, this was all part of a cunning plan devised by Kevin Spacey – or, should I say, House of Cards’ Frank Underwood.

Emmy Awards 2013 GIF

The best – or worst, if you’re Harris – was yet to come, though. Sitting in the front row, comedy stars Amy Poehler and Tina Fey proceeded to heckle Harris, demanding he spice up his opener for the crowd.

Emmy Awards 2013 GIF

Emmy Awards 2013 GIF

Emmy Awards 2013 GIF

The comic duo then took to the stage to present the evening’s first award, but not before this shout-out to Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscars moment.

Emmy Awards 2013 GIF

And then the awards started rolling in, with Best Acceptance Speech going to Nurse Jackie’s Merritt Wever.

Emmy Awards 2013 GIF

As every loser tells themselves, just being nominated is an achievement and so, to highlight the night’s nominees, these beloved shows were depicted through the magic of dance.

Emmy Awards 2013 GIF

Emmy Awards 2013 GIF

Emmy Awards 2013 GIF

Being a three-hour ceremony, there was even time for an Emmys half-time show. Twitter users were demanding a musical number from NPH and he delivered, with assistance from Nathan Fillion and Sarah Silverman.

2013 Emmy Awards GIF

2013 Emmy Awards GIF

2013 Emmy Awards GIF

Of course, there were many awards doled out.

2013 Emmy Awards meme

There was the ‘In Memoriam’ sequence, remembering Cory Monteith, James Gandolfini and other stars of the small screen that passed this year.

2013 Emmy Awards meme

There was also this awkward moment starring The Incredible Slinking Man.

2013 Emmy Awards GIF

And Kevin Spacey telling the camera operator where to stick it.

2013 Emmy Awards GIF

Many observers on Twitter just couldn’t get past the sight of John Hamm’s beard.

Jon Hamm beard

Morgan Freeman reaction GIF

And, as with any awards show, some commenters didn’t agree with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ choice of winners.

Community reaction GIF

But at least there were Emmys galore for Breaking Bad.

Emmy Awards 2013 GIF

Which won Outstanding Drama Series.

Emmy Awards 2013 - Breaking Bad

And Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series went to Anna Gunn.

Breaking Bad reaction GIF

And though we might have seen this reaction to Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

Breaking Bad reaction GIF

The award went to Bobby Cannavale for Boardwalk Empire.

Breaking Bad reaction GIF

Main Emmy Awards image by Joe Seer via Shutterstock

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Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com

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