Emmys 2014's 20 Best and Worst Moments

From a final 'Breaking Bad' victory lap to Seth Meyers' hosting duties, the highs and lows of television's big night

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BEST: Ricky Gervais in Small Doses
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BEST: Ricky Gervais in Small Doses

"Twenty-one times I've been nominated; I've lost 19," the British comedian said, kicking off his presentation of the Outstanding Variety Special award with a small dose of his characteristic digs at showbiz folks. (Our favorite: Claiming Jim Parsons beat him because Gervais had "come a long way, and he's local, so...") He read what would have been his acceptance speech — "Ha ha, I won" — and called Matt Le Blanc "Joey from Friends." The key words here are "small dose" — while his mock-prick act can wear thin over the course of hosting an entire awards show, it was the perfect little nasty amuse bouche in a ceremony that too often seemed flavorless comedy-wise.

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