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Emmys Upset: Merritt Wever Wins Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy

6/12/2014

By Brent Lang
TheWrap

"Nurse Jackie" star Merritt Wever won the first award of the 65th Emmy Awards picking up a Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy statue for her role as the bubbly nurse on the Showtime series.

It was an upset over "Modern Family"s' Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara.

"Thank you so much, I gotta go, bye," Wever said, keeping it brief.

Neil Patrick Harris kicked off his second stint hosting television's biggest night on a relatively low-key, somewhat meta moment that saw him watching clips of nominated shows like "Breaking Bad" and "30 Rock," and his own work as a Tony Awards show. It also had a cameo appearance by CBS chief Les Moonves, playing a security guard.

The collaborations continued into the opening monologue with past hosts Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Jane Lynch taking the stage to advise Harris on emceeing.

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"Now look at us, a bunch of amateurs hoping to get a selfie with the guys from 'Duck Dynasty,'" O'Brien joked noting the enormous changes that have taken place since he last hosted in 2006.

The biggest laughs came with a popcorn-munching Tina Fey and Amy Poehler heckling Harris to take his pants off and twerk like Miley Cyrus.

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Cory Monteith's Mom: 'Glee' Star is Worthy of 'In Memoriam' - Jack Klugman's Son is 'Misdirected'

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Emmys: Complete Winners and Nominees List (Updating Live)

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