Emmys 2012
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Emmys 2012: Highlights from the show

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Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum, left, takes the stage with a pantless Ellen DeGeneres. DeGeneres gave her pants to Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel in the show’s opening sequence.  (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Julianne Moore reenacts the scathing review she received from Sarah Palin on her award-winning performance as the former Alaskan governor in “Game Change.”  (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Jessica Lange gets her makeup touched up backstage at the Emmys.  (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Tom Hanks accepts the Emmy for the movie “Game Change.”  (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Julianna Margulies, right, presents the award for lead actor in a drama series to Damian Lewis for “Homeland.” (John Shearer / AP)
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Jon Stewart, center, is joined by writers and producers in accepting the Emmy for variety, music or comedy series for “The Daily Show.” (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
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Connie Britton, center, and Hayden Panettiere present an award onstage as Tracy Morgan lays on the stage as part of a bit. (John Shearer / AP)
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Ricky Gervais speaks onstage. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
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Presenters Aziz Ansari and Jane Levy speak onstage. (Getty Images)
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Giancarlo Esposito, left, praises Aaron Paul for winning supporting actor in a drama series.  (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Presenters Louis CK and Amy Poehler.  (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
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Presenters Kathy Bates and Jimmy Fallon.  (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
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Presenters Mindy Kaling, left, and Melissa McCarthy.  (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
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Presenter Stephen Colbert.  (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
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Louis CK accepts the award for writing in a comedy series for “Louie.”  (John Shearer / Invision / AP)
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Presenters Jim Parsons, left, and Zooey Deschanel.  (John Shearer / Invision / AP)
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Host Jimmy Kimmel onstage.  (John Shearer / Invision / AP)
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The opening skit during coverage of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards show.  (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Jon Cryer accepts for lead actor in a comedy series. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
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