By Ashley Hoffman
September 18, 2017

The Internet is still recovering from how hard Kevin Spacey aced the Emmy awards.

From the moment the camera captured the iconic star, he was the gift that kept on giving some unforgettable moments Sunday night. Spacey, who plays Frank Underwood on House of Cards, kicked off the evening with a stellar reaction to Sean Spicer rolling onto the scene for the shock of the evening. But he was just warming up. In true dad form, Spacey whipped out his camera phone to document Julia Louis Dreyfus‘ Emmy win for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, for Veep.

 

Spacey’s reaction to this running Emmy tradition had — in the words of SNL’s Stefan — everything. Paternal pride? Check. Relatable smartphone addiction? Check. Kevin Spacey’s smirk? Check.

The Internet was all in for this moment that proved he’s the friend everyone deserves. It’s time for Spacey to teach a masterclass on how to attend an event.

Write to Ashley Hoffman at Ashley.Hoffman@time.com.

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