Its fitting that the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 29 showed a clip of this years Oscar ceremony—the one where Steve Martin decreed that in Inglourious Basterds, Christophe Waltz played a Nazi obsessed with finding Jews. "Well, Christophe," Martin added, gesturing to the audience – the Mother lode.
The same could be said of this year's Emmys, where Modern Family – inspired by the mishpoches of co-creators Steven Levitan (an MOT) and Christopher Lloyd (married to an MOT) – cleaned up with six awards for best comedy. Triumphing in the best drama category (again) was Matthew Weiners Mad Men, which has explored anti-Semitism and other sins in its dark take on the 1960s advertising biz.
Here are the Top 10 Jewish moments of the evening:
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