The 2017 Emmy Awards, a.k.a. the biggest night in television, has come to a close and it was full of entertaining moments.
Host Stephen Colbert kicked off the the 69th Annual Emmy Awards with musical number infused with popular shows and casts of the time (here’s looking at you “Stranger Things” and “This Is Us”). From there, things got political, hilarious and at some moments, downright awkward.
Here are the 10 most memorable moments of the night so you know what to talk about at the coffee machine at work on Monday morning.
1. Most randomly thanked person: Oprah Winfrey
Watching award shows, it is a given that many “thank yous” will be heard throughout the night. However, this year a few winners added extra name to their acceptance speech when they found themselves in the presence of royalty. John Oliver kicked it off when he thanked Oprah while accepting the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for A Variety Series for “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.” Oliver thanked Oprah again when he went back on stage to accept the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series. However, she wasn’t in her seat at the time, so he thanked her seat filler (because, duh). Oliver wasn’t the only winner to hop on the “Thank Oprah” train, Riz Ahmed also thanked Winfrey when he accepted his Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for “The Night Of.” Like John Oliver suggests, always thank Oprah.
— Kristen (@KristenNHayden) September 18, 2017
2. Strangest cameo: Sean Spicer
Viewers expected the night to get political with Stephen Colbert at the helm (or, at least, they should have), but one of the strangest political moments was when Colbert invited former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on stage to announce how large the Emmys viewing audience is this year (a shout-out to one of Spicer’s first controversies about this post inauguration press conference). This moment in the show was also the most gifable, because the star’s reactions in the audience were of sheer surprise. We think Anna Chlumsky was the most gifable of all, though.
— GIPHY (@GIPHY) September 18, 2017
3. Best Showstealer: History-making wins
A few wins at tonight’s Emmy Awards made the history books. The first was Lena Waithe’s…