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: Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey Do Their Double Act
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Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey speak on stage during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater on August 25th, 2014. Mark Davis/NBC/Getty Images14/20

BEST: Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey Do Their Double Act

"All right, all right, all right," Harrelson began, taking a jab at McConaughey, and with that the True Detective bros – who, Twitter users astutely noted, were dressed exactly like the leads in Night at the Roxbury – started off one of the most sneakily pointed introductions of the entire night. McConaughey took flack for "being a little greedy" with his Oscar, his Sexiest Man Alive cover and now an Emmy nod; he retorted that Harrelson had "the best legs in the business." But it was when Harrelson stuck the knife in a little deeper that things got a bit too real: "I'm just glad you got all the plagiarized lines," he said, referring to recent accusations that True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto may have lifted aspects of the show directly from novelist Thomas Ligotti. "Was that too much of an inside joke?" McConaughey demured, but the awkwardness was palpable. Fortunately, unless time really is a flat circle, neither actor really had a chance at being asked back to the show anyway. It was reminder, however, that someone needs to get these two another project together stat.

 

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