Many deserving shows won Emmys on Sunday, and even more were left out. This era of Peak TV, when television is seen as a great artistic form, is sometimes thought to have begun with shows like NYPD Blue. Things came full circle on Sunday when NYPD Blue stars Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits presented the award for Best Drama Series.
Franz even quoted his character’s famous line from the first episode of the series: “Ipsa this!”
The award went to Game of Thrones for the second year in a row.
Fans on Twitter were pleased by the reunion, if a little shocked.