Before the 2012 Emmys even began, there was a lot to be excited for. The female nominees included nearly all of our favorite women on television, the dresses were bound to be fabulous (or at least fabulously entertaining), and everyone's favorite "Bachelor" host was on the red carpet. Whether or not you were wowed by Jimmy Kimmel's hosting job, the 2012 Emmys shone a spotlight on the amazingly talented women who grace our television sets (or laptops for those of us that don't actually watch TV on our TVs) each week.
A few highlights from the awards:
--The opening sequence featured Mindy Kaling, Connie Britton, Ellen Degeneres, Zooey Deschanel, Christina Hendricks, Kathy Bates, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Martha Plimpton ... and Lena Dunham naked eating cake.
--Stephen Colbert discussed the "War on Women" and concluded that "women are wonderful ... for the most part, obviously."
--Amy Poehler and Julia Louis-Drefyus "swapped" speeches.
--Aaron Paul sported an adorable bow tie.
--Maggie Smith won. (And how Dowager Countess of her to not to deign to show up to accept the award.)
--"Mandy Patinkin, holla."
--All things Michael J. Fox.
We've rounded up some of our favorite tweets from throughout the night. Ladies, you truly delivered (on Twitter).
LOOK: Best Tweets From Women About The 2012 Emmy Awards