The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards opened with a brilliant monolog from host Jimmy Kimmel, in which he basically reminded everyone why they had gathered at the Nokia Theater in LA: to feel good about themselves.
Check out the video above to see the opening speech in full.
Not only did Kimmel get a bit political by discussing Mitt Romney’s home and President Barack Obama’s favorite TV show (it’s “Homeland,” by the way), but he also made sure few walked away unscathed when he was over.
Honey Boo Boo, Jon Hamm, Charlie Sheen, Steve Buscemi and pretty much everyone else became easy (but not offended) targets.
“Tonight is the night we honor the one thing in Hollywood we love more than anything else: ourselves. That's how the Emmys got their names. M, E, me,” Kimmel said, announcing the start of the annual awards show.