Emmy rule: Always be prepared

It used to be the cool thing to appear totally unprepared for a major award win. But now it seems much preferred to work up some shtick in advance, no matter what your chances. No one expected Julia Louis-Dreyfus to win for "Veep," but she did work out something with her competitor Amy Poehler. The two actresses embraced during Louis-Dreyfus' run to the stage and "mistakenly" swapped speeches. After fixing the mix-up, Louis-Dreyfus finished her speech, ending with, "Isn't it a shame that Amy Poehler didn't win." Who needs writers when the stars are coming up with great bits like this?
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