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Emmys 2012: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Poehler 'accidentally' swap speeches

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Sept. 24, 2012 at 10:11 AM   |   Comments

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Sept. 24 (UPI) -- "Parks and Recreation's" Amy Poehler led the hilariously memorable "Miss America" gag at 2011's Emmy Awards, in which all the nominees hopped up on stage as the announcer read the "Best Actress in a Comedy" nominees. Though Melissa McCarthy took home the award, all six actresses received a standing ovation.

Poehler didn't win this year either, but she still managed to pull off the best bit of the night.

Both Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Poehler were nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Sunday night, but when Louis-Dreyfus stepped onto the stage to receive her award for her role in "Veep," her acceptance speech seemed a little off.

"I would like to thank NBC, "Parks and Rec," my beautiful boys, Archie and Abel, um..." Louis-Dreyfus mumbled in mock confusion before Poehler ran on stage to give her the "right" acceptance speech.

As Louis-Dreyfus finished reading off her real thank-you's, she ended with "Lastly, isn't it a shame that Amy Poehler didn't win? What?" as the camera cut to Poehler, pencil in hand, mouthing "It's a shame."

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