September 18th, 2011
08:55 PM ET
When they revealed that Charlie Sheen was going to announce the nominees for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, perhaps you didn't know what to expect.
But it turns out, whatever you were guessing he was going to do, he offered something of a contrite moment instead. "Before I present lead actor in a comedy series, my old category, I want to take a moment to get something off my chest and say a few words [to the cast of 'Two and a Half Men']" Sheen told the audience. "From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together, and I know you will continue to make great television."
And then, it was back to the Emmys ... with a nice laugh during the lead actress in a comedy series announcement.
After Jim Parsons nabbed the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, Sofia Vergara and Rob Lowe began to announce the lead actress in a comedy nominees ... which brought each and every actress on stage.
Amy Poehler popped up on stage first, followed by Melissa McCarthy, Martha Plimpton, Laura Linney, Edie Falco and Tina Fey. Although Rob Lowe assured the women that they were "all winners," Melissa McCarthy of "Mike and Molly" took the win. She got flowers and a crown in addition to her Emmy and was visibly shocked and moved by the recognition.
"My first and best pageant ever!" McCarthy exclaimed. After running through thank you's, including to her cast, her husband, and parents, she started to wrap up by saying, "I'm going to cry... I'm from Plainfield, Illinois, and I'm standing here and it's kind of amazing. "
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