The Best 2016 Emmys Jokes Show How TV's Finest Brought The Funny
Much like the TV shows it honors, the 2016 Emmy Awards promises to make audiences feel plenty of ~emotions~. There might be a tear or two shed during an acceptance speech, and there will definitely be plenty of banter before the awards from TV's biggest night are handed out to the winners. You'll want to keep up with the best 2016 Emmys jokes from Sunday night, because you don't want to be left out on Monday morning when everyone's talking about that sketch host Jimmy Kimmel put together or that newcomer's incredible acceptance speech, do you? I didn't think so.
As everyone knows, the host tends to set the tone for the evening and Kimmel is already a proven Emmy master of ceremonies — he previously hosted the show in 2012. But this year, he told People and Entertainment Weekly that his jokes will have a different tone — and it's nothing like his approach on his ABC late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! "The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke," Kimmel told the publications. "That works against them. Being a good sport is the worst thing you can be."
And according to his Twitter, Kimmel got some adorable last-minute help with his jokes. Aww.
Check out all the best jokes from the 2016 Emmy Awards.
"If your show doesn't have a dragon or a white Bronco in it, go home now."
Kimmel setting the tone for the night, referring to frontrunners Game of Thrones and The People Vs. OJ Simpson.
"The Emmys are so diverse this year, the Oscars are telling people we're one of their closest friends."
Kimmel mentioned diversity in his monologue with this biting joke.
"Are you rooting for O.J. to win this time?"
Kimmel said this to former prosecutor Marcia Clark in the Emmy audience.
“Are you nominated? Wow, what’s that like?”
Jeb Bush made a cameo in Kimmel's Emmys opening sketch, making fun of his failed presidential bid.
"Mark Burnett, the man who brought us Celebrity Apprentice. We don't have to watch reality shows anymore, because we're living in one."
Kimmel tells viewers who is to blame/credit for Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
"Tomorrow night we are back with Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys, your next Supreme Court justices!"
Executive producer Mark Burnett in his acceptance speech for The Voice's Emmy win, referring to Kimmel's joke from his monologue.
"I loved you in Snow Dogs."
Kimmel's mom apparently wrote this to Cuba Gooding Jr. in his peanut butter and jelly sandwich bag.
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler's Shared Emmy
They each got half of their "Emmy" and also each gave half an acceptance speech.
"Yes, I will kiss you, Kyle Chandler."
In Andy Samberg and Kit Harrington's 2017 soundbite bit, Samberg wasn't down to kiss Chandler, but Harrington sounded up for the challenge.
"Maggie, if you want this, it'll be in the lost and found."
Where Kimmel plans on keeping Dame Maggie Smith's Emmy for Best Supporting Actress.
"This is so humiliating, you lost and now you have to stand out here."
Matt Damon poured some passive aggressive salt into Kimmel's Emmy loss, reigniting their playful rivalry from Jimmy Kimmel Live!
"It requires three skills: You have to open an envelope, read a few words, and most importantly, act like you're interested."
Best Comedy Series presenter Larry David on how to be an Emmy Award presenter.
It was definitely an Emmy night to remember — and chuckle along with.