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Following in the footsteps of fellow beloved TV personalities Jimmy Fallon and Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Lynch took to the stage at the Nokia Theatre Sunday night to host the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. But Lynch made sure viewers knew right from the opening number that it wasn't going to be her television alter-ego, Glee's Sue Sylvester, who would be racking up the laughs as host.
Unfortunately, the fact Alec Baldwin dropped out of the segment over a phone hacking joke (he was replaced by Leonard Nimoy as the "president of television") overshadowed any buzz surrounding the pre-taped skit (which was probably the least funny part of the night anyway), and led critics to say that this Emmys production erred on the side of caution in the jokes department. Still, Lynch was not without her fair share of zingers.
Her best line of the ceremony came when she introduced the cast of Entourage. "A lot of people are very curious why I'm a lesbian. Ladies and gentlemen, the cast of Entourage," she quipped.
Lynch also earned points for her sketch with Paula Abdul, in which the two pretended to be accountants from Ernst & Young. And, unlike the perenially track-suit-clad Sue Sylvester, Lynch dazzled in four different gowns over the course of the night -- earning a spot on iVillage's list of the best-dressed ladies at the Emmys.
So what do you think, iVillage readers? Was Lynch one of your favorite Emmys hosts in recent years, or did you think she wasn't used to the best of her potential? Chime in below, or vote in the poll above!