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The 2011 Emmy Awards: Memorable Quotes from the Winners and Presenters

Half the fun of Emmy night is matching the actual winners to your picks -- especially if you picked 'Modern Family' to sweep pretty much every category in the first hour of the show. But the other half is hearing your favorite stars of the small screen get emotional, veer off script and say stuff that's unexpected, or at least unscripted. There were plenty of surprising twists and turns at the 63rd Emmy Awards, and more than a handful of remarks to remember. From host Jane Lynch's (jokingly) bitter comments about drowning her sorrows in a tub of turkey meatballs to Peter Dinklage's endearingly odd shout out to his dogsitter, the best quotes of the night are right here. Click through the gallery to read the highlights, and tell us what caught your attention during the broadcast. //www.aoltv.com/2011/09/18/2011-emmys-memorable-quotes/

Melissa McCarthy Wins Her First Emmy as Fellow Nominees Rush the Stage (VIDEO)

It just may be Melissa McCarthy 's year. After starring in the hit comedy flick 'Bridesmaids,' the 'Mike & Molly' actress took home her first Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series -- and it was definitely an Emmy moment to remember. When presenters Sofia Vergara and Rob Lowe started to read out the names for the lead comedy actress nominees, they had no idea that the gang of funny ladies would rush the stage -- but that's exactly what they did. Led by 'Parks and Recreation' star Amy Poehler, who ran up to the stage as her name was called, an equally determined McCarthy followed. Pretty soon, all of the leading funny ladies were on stage, clasping hands, in perfect beauty pageant formation. //www.aoltv.com/2011/09/18/melissa-mccarthy-wins-first-emmy/

Lonely Island, Michael Bolton, Special Guests Give Hilarious Emmys Performance (VIDEO)

Lonely Island gave a hilarious live medley performance of their hit songs 'Jack Sparrow,' '3 Way (The Golden Rule),' and 'I Just Had Sex' at the 2011 Emmys, which featured a slew of musical guest appearances. The Andy Samberg-led musical trio had those three tunes nominated for Best Original Song, although they were beaten out by Justin Timberlake's 'SNL' monologue in an award handed out at the Creative Arts Emmys last week. But they were the ones who stole the show at the main event. Michael Bolton, who was at one point dressed in full pirate regalia, joined Maya Rudolph, John Stamos, Ed Helms and Akon in the star-studded medley. //www.aoltv.com/2011/09/18/lonely-island-michael-bolton-emmy-performance/

Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher Bond Backstage at Emmys (Photo)

Ashton Kutcher  may have mocked  Charlie Sheen  on stage at the Emmys, but they bonded behind the scenes. Sheen  posted to his WhoSay page  a photo of himself talking intensely to Kutcher, and captioned it, "Giving the new kid a little advice." Earlier on stage, Kutcher said, "I am not Charlie Sheen" before turning to his  Two and a Half Men  co-star  Jon Cryer  and saying, "Jon, I want to tell you something. I do not think that you are a troll." (Sheen infamously called Cryer a troll around the time he was fired from the Warner Bros.-CBS show.) Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/OdmgqVlXePU/charlie-sheen-ashton-kutcher-bond-237003

'Game of Thrones' Star Peter Dinklage Reacts to His Emmy Win (Video)

Peter Dinklage  was glad to have embraced television after fighting coming to the medium, he told reporters backstage Sunday after taking home the prize for supporting actor for HBO’s fantasy drama  Game of Thrones . "I’ve learned to really love being on a TV show," he said. "I fought it for a long time. TV has become something it wasn’t before and is attracting great writers," he said. "I get excited to read the new scripts and I don’t just skip to my parts." Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/-ar9HIy18Hw/game-thrones-star-peter-dinklage-236996

Julianna Margulies Wins Second Emmy

Julianna Margulies took home her second Emmy award ever, but first for her role in 'The Good Wife,' at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night. Already a SAG and Golden Globe winner for her role as Alicia Florrick, the wife of a disgraced politician who rejoins the workforce to support her kids, Margulies lost the Emmy in 2010 to Kyra Sedgwick. This year, Margulies beat Kathy Bates, Mariska Hargitay, Connie Britton, Mireille Enos and Elisabeth Moss for the trophy. This was Margulies' second Emmy win out of a total of eight nominations. She won for her role on 'ER' in 1994. Her Emmy win wasn't the only reason Margulies is making headlines -- just take a look at that dress. //www.aoltv.com/2011/09/18/julianna-margulies-wins-second-emmy/

'Mad Men' Emmy Winning Streak Continues

'Mad Men' had to watch other dramas take home the acting, directing and writing awards Sunday night, but it still won big at the Emmys. For the fourth year in a row, the AMC drama took home the Best Drama Emmy, and winning didn't appear to have gotten old for the show's ecstatic cast and producers. Surrounded by dozens of producers, writers and cast members from the show, creator Matthew Weiner said, "Oh my goodness. I did not think that was going to happen." //www.aoltv.com/2011/09/18/mad-men-emmy-winning-streak-continues/

Steve Carell Snubbed for 'Office' Emmy

While there's no doubt Jim Parsons does incredible work as Sheldon on 'The Big Bang Theory,' one of the biggest bummers of Sunday's Emmy Awards telecast was the inimitable Steve Carell losing out on his final chance to win an Emmy for his six-year stint as Michael Scott on 'The Office.' Though the show's writing has been uneven in recent seasons, there's no doubt Carell's performance -- especially in the episode 'Garage Sale,' where Scott proposed to longtime girlfriend Holly Flax -- was statuette-worthy. Carell has been nominated for acting Emmys and Golden Globes for all six years he's played Michael Scott, but the only win he took for the character was in 2006, when he nabbed the Globe. The actor left 'The Office' this year, so it was his last chance to snag some Emmy love. //www.aoltv.com/2011/09/18/steve-carell-snubbed-the-office-emmys/

Emmy Awards 2011: 'Friday Night Lights' and Kyle Chandler finally get their due

For many die hard TV fans, real Emmy victories are few and far between. Plenty of beloved series -- "The Wire" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" to name two recent 21st century examples -- skirt by with barely a nod, while the same handful of series and actors take home statues year after year. But not in 2011.After only a handful of nominations and just one win (for casting) during its five-season run, perennial underdog "Friday Night Lights" finally took home two huge wins during its last year of Emmy eligibility. Winning for outstanding writing in a drama (showrunner Jason Katims for the series finale) and outstanding lead actor in a drama (Kyle Chandler), "FNL" seemed to be getting its formal thank you from an academy that's constantly overlooked it. Under normal circumstances, we'd segue into a complaint about it losing best drama series to four-time winner "Mad Men" or star Connie Britton not... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/09/emmy-awards-2011-friday-night-lights-and-kyle-chandler-finally-get-their-due.html

Emmy Awards 2011: The Canadian Tenors sing 'Hallelujah' for In Memoriam

During the 2011 Emmy Awards In Memoriam segment, a group sang a four-part version of "Hallelujah" over the montage of the deceased entertainers. And if you are anything like us, you were sitting at home going, "Who the heck is that singing? Show more Jill Clayburgh." (Well, maybe not that second part.)The group is none other than the Canadian Tenors, a group hailing from all over Canada, including Toronto, Quebec and Vancouver. Members (above, l to r) Fraser Walters, Remigio Pereira and Victor Micallef have been together since 2006, adding Clifton Murray in 2009.Their upcoming tour includes various cities in Canada, plus New York, Dallas, Washington D.C. and more. What did you think of their "Hallelujah"? We'll add video when we have it.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/09/emmy-awards-2011-the-canadian-tenors-sing-hallelujah-for-in-memoriam.html