Emmys 2016: 20 Best, Worst and Most WTF Moments

From Jimmy Kimmel's Trump jokes to 'Game of Thrones' making history — the good, the bad and the ugly of 68th annual Emmy Awards

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Worst: Please, No More
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Worst: Please, No More "Hallelujah"

Look, we love the Leonard Cohen song; John Cale's cover of it is especially great. And to be fair, it must be tough picking a song to soundtrack the "In Memoriam" segment for an awards show. After all, you have to pick something that's appropriately somber, but maybe not too somber, telegraphing just the right mix of sadness and poignancy. But can we please, please put a moratorium on using "Hallelujah" for any more of these? Tori Kelly's rendition of the song was unassailably lovely, of course. But it's not even the first time the Emmys turned to this song for the In Memoriam section; the Canadian Tenors tackled it during the 2011 ceremony. So let's maybe it's time to give it a rest. Even its creator wants to cool it a bit.

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