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And the Emmy for oddest telecast goes to. . .

Above: Tony Hale supports his “Veep” costar and fellow winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Below (from left): Jeff Daniels, Claire Danes, and Michael Douglas.
Above: Tony Hale supports his “Veep” costar and fellow winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Below (from left): Jeff Daniels, Claire Danes, and Michael Douglas.Photos by Mike Blake/Reuters

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The best word to describe last night’s Emmy Award telecast might just be “weird.”

It was weird to watch celebrated award-show host Neil Patrick Harris fight a losing battle to be fabulously charming. It was weird to keep dipping into sorrowful memorials in the middle of what is supposed to be a joyous night. It was weird to endure all of the back-patting and twerking jokes while knowing you were missing the penultimate episode of “Breaking Bad,” the show that won the best drama award at the very end of the long night.

And most of all, it was weird to see the statues go to such a truly unpredictable bunch of winners, deserving and not.

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