After the winners of the 2016 emmy Awards were revealed during the live annual broadcast on September 18th, the judging of the Emmy show itself began. What were the funniest jokes, most quotable quotes from winners speeches, and overall best winning moments from the 68th annual Emmy Awards?

Most memorable speech from Julia Louis-Dreyfuss

The winner of the Outstanding Comedy in an Acceptance Speech award to be Julia Louis-Dreyfus for packing the most laughs into her 45 seconds and delivering them with her trademark comedic flair, despite being emotionally upended by the death of her father just two days earlier.  

 "I'd like to personally apologize for the current political climate," Louis-Dreyfus joked.

"I think that "Veep" has torn down the wall between comedy and politics. Our show started out as a political satire, but it now feels more like a sobering documentary.  So I certainly do promise to rebuild that wall...and make Mexico pay for it.” 

Jimmy Kimmel co-created the most winning Emmy show moments

The award for Most Memorable Emmy Show Moments indisputably belongs to host Jimmy Kimmel, who was the consistent co-creator of the live broadcast's best jokes. Kimmel set the comedic political tone for the evening during his monologue when he said, “Thanks to Mark Burnett, we don’t have to watch reality shows because we’re living in one. If Donald Trump gets elected, and he builds that wall, the first person we’re throwing over is Mark Burnett.”

Mark Burnett ran with the joke when he accepted the Outstanding Reality Competition Series Emmy for The Voice and said, "Tomorrow night we're back with Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys – your next Supreme Court Justices."

Sterling Brown had the longest-running joke of Emmy night

The Longest-Running Joke of the Night Award goes to Sterling K.

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Brown, who said, "I got the hottest chick in the game rockin’ my chain" during his acceptance speech for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story." It seemed like Brown issued an unspoken challenge to all the male award-winners after him to use part of their 45 seconds of Emmy award-winning fame to stake the "hottest chain-yanking" claim for their own spouse as well.