This year's Emmys was the awards show where people stopped being polite and started getting real. I have never seen more obviously disappointed, if not flat-out pissed, reactions to losing entertainment trophies than I did during last night's ceremony. Check out Cicely Tyson redefining gif-able shade above when losing out to Jessica Lange in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie category.
Instead of applauding for the man who beat him in the Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special, Sherlock's Steven Moffat, Ryan Murphy stuck out his tongue, very old-fashioned like.
Julia Roberts squeezed out graciousness via a wince for Kathy Bates, who won over her in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie category for American Horror Story.
Edie Falco looked like was going to vomit when she lost Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series to Julia Louis-Dreyfus (who to be fair has won the award about 5,000 times at this point). She ended up turning that, "Whoa!" into something that looked like pride. Nice save.
Fred Armisen looked taken aback when Modern Family's Ty Burrell was announced as the winner in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category, but this is another nice save. There's no sense pouting, Modern Family is always just going to win everything, anyway.
When Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner Aaron Paul called out his fellow nominees from the stage, Peter Dinklage's panties were still in a bunch, and his brow was in a knot.
How fun, actual humanity. More of this, please. Down with passive aggression, up with aggressive aggression.