Emmy Awards 2016: 15 Most Memorable Moments

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Tatiana Maslany and Rami Malek took home major trophies.

Jimmy Kimmel killed as host.

And Game of Thrones once again earned the night biggest prize.

Indeed, the 2016 Emmy Awards are now behind us.

But we can't move on until we pay homage to the most memorable moments from a generally terrific ceremony...

1. So Much Juice Was Loose

So Much Juice Was Loose
David Schimmer received close to a lifetime supply of juice boxes for uttering the most memorable single word (over and over and over) on television over the past 12 months.

2. Matt Damon Was There!

Matt Damon Was There!
"That’s a bummer. I mean, it makes a lot of sense, but you’re probably bummed out." - Matt Damon, as part of this great segment with Kimmel.

3. Marcia Clark Was There!

Marcia Clark Was There!
As Sarah Paulson's date. And she gamely laughed when Kimmel asked if she was rooting for O.J. to win this time.

4. Kate McKinnon Wins!

Kate McKinnon Wins!
Does it make sense for an SNL cast member to be nominated against actresses who play the same characters on scripted TV shows? Not at all. But darn it if McKinnon didn't make us cry when she could barely get any words out and was shaking uncontrollably on stage.

5. Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wins... Again

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wins... Again
This was sher FIFTH straight victory for Lead Actress in a Comedy. She managed to make us laugh with a quip about the state of politics these days and then make us cry when she broke down over her dad's very recent death.

6. Stranger, Tastier Things

Stranger, Tastier Things
The kids from Stranger Things got involved when they rode bikes around and handed out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

7. OOPS!

OOPS!
Prior to the ceremony, the official Twitter account for the Emmys mistook Terrence Howard for Cuba Gooding Jr.

8. An Important Message

An Important Message
Upon accepting his trophy for Lead Actor in a Comedy, Jeffrey Tambor said: "I would not be unhappy were I the last cis gender male to play a female gender on television," he said. "We have work to do." (Later, while presenting, Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox echoed this sentiment.)

9. Courtney B. Pushing

Courtney B. Pushing
After giving his speech for Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series, Courtney B. Vance ended with a figurative mic drop and the words: "Obama out! Hillary in!"

10. Topple the Patriarchy!

Topple the Patriarchy!
So screamed Transparent creator Jill Soloway on stage. Cue Jimmy Kimmel's follow-up: "I'm trying to figure out if this is a good thing for me or not..."

11. Please, Elder Asians of America...

Please, Elder Asians of America...
Alan Yang - who won Outstanding Writing for a Comedy for Master of None with Aziz Ansar - had a few sage words of advice for Asian parents: "Just a couple of you, give your kids cameras instead of violins, and we’ll be all good."

12. We Lost?!?

We Lost?!?
HA! When Yang and Aziz's names were called for Sharon Horgan of Catastrophe feigned huge disappointment by hugging her co-star.

13. Claire Danes Goes Orange

Claire Danes Goes Orange
Note to Claire Danes: Focus more on saving the world and less on getting spray tans please. Yeesh!

14. He Can Also Do Comedy!

He Can Also Do Comedy!
"Please tell me you’re seeing this, too,"Rami Malek quipped, quoting his alter ego on Mr. Robot, as he accepted his Lead Actor in a Drama win.

15. She Did It!

She Did It!
Kiefer Sutherland misprounced her name when she won, but whatever: TATIANA MASLANY ACTUALLY WON FOR LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA!!!!!

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