The 33-year-old actor, most famous for his role as Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights, also had a reunion with his FNL co-star -- and best TV mom ever -- Connie Britton aka Tami Taylor at last night's event. And of course, the Nashville star's perfect locks were on point -- you win this hair reunion, Connie!
Taylor finally confirmed his highly coveted new True Detective role in October after months of casting rumors.
"I'm really excited," he told AdWeek. "I've just been prepping. It's been almost a full year since I've been on camera, so I'm itching, man. I'm overdue. You've just got to grind it out."
He also revealed he took a year off in anticipation of the role.
"I mean, it was just showing a lot of patience on my end and turning a lot of stuff down because I wanted to be a part of it," he said. " ... I can’t f*cking wait to hit camera. So I’m excited. I loved that first season of it so much. It’s just unlike anything I’ve seen in, you know, I don’t know when."
In May, Taylor talked about another huge HBO project -- the critically acclaimed The Normal Heart -- in which he played Bruce Niles, the closeted first president of Gay Men's Health Crisis.